Drug Antisubstitution Laws and Generic Prescriptions: Compulsory generic prescribing should be opposed because generic equivalency in drugs does not necessarily mean therapeutic equivalence. The patient’s right to receive the drugs and medications best suited for his or her individual needs should be protected by preserving the current system of brand name prescribing. Legislation and regulations which prohibit generic drug substitution without prior agreement between the pharmacist and the physician should be supported (Council on Socioeconomics, p 177, I-94; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 3-A-04; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 2-A-14).
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October 07, 2016