Prescribe generic drugs or face action, MCI to doctors

Bhubaneswar: Country’s top medical regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) has warned doctors to stick on to guidelines issued for prescription of drugs in its generic names.

A directive issued by the medical body said doctors have to adhere to prescribe low cost generic drugs instead of writing brand names while prescribing medicines, failing which they would be liable for strict disciplinary actions.

All the deans, principals, state medical council presidents have been intimated in this regard.

The MCI has also stated that medicos should follow its earlier 2016 notification in which it had amended Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations of 2002.