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GPs to shoulder costs of reversing patients from branded to generic pregabalin


I'm thinking, why is this news? It's the tip of a very big iceberg when it comes to GPs wasting shedloads of time switching one medication to another on grounds of cost, availability or some other non-clinical reason. I don't see anyone tipping money on to my desk in compensation for all the time I've spent twiddling with patients' diltiazem regimes in the last few months, or dealing with the highly inconvenient shortage of topical betamethasone and clobetasone a couple of years ago. (I might just leave them all on Lyrica. It'll be an easy win if the prescribing committee picks it as an audit target somewhere in the future.)

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24 Aug 2017

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