The assertion writing it generically means the nhs expect it to be dispensed generically is plain wrong. If prescribed generically the reimbursement will be for the category M price which is currently lyrica price. So the pharmacy is not out of pocket and, providing the pharmacy dispense lyrica, then Pfizer ()spits involuntarily as he types) will get their drug used.
This idea would be guaranteed to wreck British general practice. How short sighted can one politician be?