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Generic Drug Substitution in Primary Care - Your Comments Required

posted 19 Feb 2010, 01:12 by Damian Wood

We invite comments from the Young People's Health Special Interest Group on the Department of Health proposals to implement “generic substitution” in primary care, further to Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) 2009. Please note that children are not mentioned in this draft.

If you would like to participate in this consultation, please review the attached document and respond to the questions on the attached form. Please send your completed form to by Friday, 19 March (comments submitted after this date cannot be accepted). Your comments will be reviewed and considered as part of the official RCPCH response to the Department of Health. 

Information on this consultation has been sent to:

·         RCPCH Consultation Panel members with an interest in pharmacology or community child health
·         British Association of Community Child Health
·         Community Child Health CSAC
·         Young People's Health Special Interest Group

If you have any questions, please do contact me. Thank you in advance for your help.

Kirsten Olson
Clinical Standards (formerly Clinical Effectiveness)

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH 

Tel. 020 7092 6175 / Fax. 020 7092 6001

Generic substitution in primary care.proposals.pdf 111k View Download

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