drug substitution

drug substitution

1. In pharmacy dispensing, the replacement of one drug by another. Typically a generic drug, or a drug available in a restricted formulary, is substituted for a brand-name drug.
2. A treatment for addiction in which a drug with limited potential for abuse is used to replace a more hazardous agent that the addict craves.
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To reduce the price of prescription medications, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that generic drug substitution be a component of every country's National Pharmaceutical Policy (1).
As a result of the latter studies, the American Epilepsy Society rescinded its 2007 position statement opposing generic substitution of anti-epileptic drugs and acknowledged that drug substitution with FDA-approved generics reduces cost without compromising efficacy.
The effect of introducing rebate contracts to promote generic drug substitution, on doctors' prescribing practices.
drug product manipulation prior to administration, co-administration with another food or drug) with labeled drug administration information in the assessed populations to identify factors that raise issues for safety and effectiveness with generic substitution; and analyze the impact of product-level, patient-level, and provider-level factors on generic drug substitution.
Research on jurisdictions legally regulating production, distribution and use of cannabis suggests that such benefits may include reduction of drug market-related violence, potential reduction of alcohol and illegal substance use through drug substitution, separation of cannabis from other illegal drug markets, and less criminalization of users.
the Hatch-Waxman regulatory framework, state drug substitution laws, and
Drug substitution is allowed in the United States under substitution laws that were passed in 1984.
Switch-backs can be seen as a potential indicator of clinical failure to achieve desired health outcomes from the original brand-to-generic drug substitution.
In the preliminary phase, drug substitution carried out after consulting his physician followed by scaling and root planning.
This incorporates a range of cost-cutting measures, including generic drug substitution and outlines the procedures regarding the supply of medicines and medical equipment to patients.
The drug substitution for bisphosphonate prevented the patient from becoming a full blown case of osteonecrosis of the jaw.