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Patent expiries - How should they affect prescribing advice?


Thompson, AJ, Patent expiries - How should they affect prescribing advice?, Pharmaceutical Journal, 271, (7272) pp. 587-589. ISSN 0031-6873 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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For a number of years, it has been National Health Service policy to increase the percentage of generic drug prescribed in order to achieve better value for money. This is particularly relevant with chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease where prescribing is a major component of overall costs.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:generic drugs, cost, National Health Service, UK, statin
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Thompson, AJ (Mr Angus Thompson)
ID Code:58164
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-09-10
Last Modified:2011-11-24
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