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12 Jul 2010

generic medication substitution
HI,
Could u please assist,

is it illegal to replace Heart Medication with generic heart medication.?

My cardiologist says the medical aid may not substitute a original medication with a generic, as this is a criminal offence??
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pharmacist

01 Jan 0001

Hi Ann

I'm not sure that it is a criminal offence as such, but ultimately the choice of generic substitution should be made by you - No one may force you into taking a generic if you are not comfortable with it. Your medical aid should instead offer you the option of paying in the difference in price.
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