What GPs can expect from the new active ingredient prescribing regime

Australian Doctor interviewed Dr Jill Thistlethwaite from NPS MedicineWise about what the new prescribing rules mean for GPs

From next Monday, scripts for PBS-listed medications will need to use generic names under new active ingredient prescribing rules introduced by the Federal Government.

Dr Jill Thistlethwaite.

The rule applies to all prescriptions generated on a computer, although handwritten scripts and aged care medication charts are exempt.

Australian Doctor spoke with NPS MedicineWise