Safety alert: doctors call for action on look-alike medicines

In a submission to the TGA’s review of packaging and labelling, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) said the generic name should be at least 50% bigger than the brand name.

The AMA, the Australasian Integrative Medicines Association and individual doctors also expressed their support for increasing the prominence of generic names.

The RACP said pharmaceutical companies and regulators should be required to check for look-alike and sound-alike names and