Ministry of NHSR & C Islamabad, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has issued the official notification on 16th April, 2021 in connection with complaints received through PMDU regarding prescription by generic names of medicines.
DRAP Bans Brand Names of Medicines in Doctors Prescriptions 2021
Reference to the subject cited above, it is stated that several complaints have been received through PMDU wherein the citizens have raised concern over company influenced brand-based prescription of medicines by doctors in government and private sectors. This practice adds to the economic burden of the country and also puts financial load on patients due to purchase of pricier brands. Such practice is also against the Code of Ethics for medical and dental practitioners.
You are therefore requested to take necessary measures for promoting generic prescriptions by doctors and discourage the practice of incentivized prescription in the best interest of the patients and the country.