The consequences of requesting “dispense as written”.

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The consequences of requesting "dispense as written".

Am J Med. 2011 Apr;124(4):309-17

Authors: Shrank WH, Liberman JN, Fischer MA, Avorn J, Kilabuk E, Chang A, Kesselheim AS, Brennan TA, Choudhry NK

All US states have adopted generic substitution laws to reduce medication costs. However, physicians may override these regulations by prescribing branded drugs and requesting that they are dispensed as written. Patients also can make these requests. Little is known about the frequency and correlates of dispense as written requests or their association with medication filling.

PMID: 21435421 [PubMed - in process]

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