This Article is From Dec 05, 2014

Doctors Will Now Write Generic Drugs Name in Capital Letters

Doctors Will Now Write Generic Drugs Name in Capital Letters

Physicians will now prescribe drugs with generic names in legible and capital letters. (Thinkstock)

New Delhi: The Centre has amended rules in Indian Medical Council Regulations 2002, directing physicians to prescribe drugs with generic names in legible and capital letters, Health Minister JP Nadda said in Lok Sabha today.

Mr Nadda, while agreeing with concerns of some Parliamentarians that illegible prescription by doctors may lead to serious implications and even death in certain cases, told Lok Sabha that government has taken corrective measures.

"The Central government has approved to amend Indian Medical Council Regulations, 2002, providing therein that every physician should prescribe drugs with generic names in legible and capital latter and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs," Mr Nadda said.

Replying to a question, he said Medical Council of India and state medical councils are empowered to enquire into professional conduct of any doctor, he said.