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Exploring the patients' experiences with generic substitution: what are the challenges for optimal drug use?

  • At: 2011 FIP Congress in Hyderabad (India)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HÃ¥KONSEN, Helle (School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway)
  • Co-author(s): Toverud, Else-Lydia (School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway)
  • Abstract:

    Background: In Western countries generic drug use has been promoted by allowing pharmacy personnel to substitute drugs that are defined as generically equivalent. The debate is ongoing regarding problems which may arise when the brand-name drug is replaced by a product with other physical attributes and a different name. The emphasis on patients'

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Last update 4 October 2019

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