(IMA- Federation of Medical Associations of India)
Prescription of Generic Name of the Drugs by Medical Professionals
· IMA-FOMA appreciates Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s concern about the availability, accessibility and affordability of quality economical drugs to the society.
· IMA-FOMA recommends that Government should ban differential pricing of a drug under different brand names by one company.
· IMA-FOMA also wants Government to strengthen quality control mechanism to ensure supply of quality drugs.
· The current MCI Ethics Regulations Clause No. 1.5 is as under ” All physicians SHOULD prescribe medicines with generic names, legibly and preferably in capital letters and SHALL ensure rational prescription and use of drugs”
· The judgement to choose a rational drug vests only with Registered Medical Practitioners.

· For a rational prescription, doctors should choose drugs based on quality, efficacy and economy preferably from National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and write legibly and preferably in capitals letters.
· IMA FOMA will be meeting the President of MCI, Union Health Minister and Prime Minister of India about the views of the medical fraternity on this issue.
· All the constituent members of IMA-FOMA shall communicate these IMA-FOMA Delhi Resolutions to its members.

List of Associations attended FOMA meeting today


· Indian Medical Association

· All India Ophthalmological Society

· Urological Society of India

· Geriatric Society of India

· Indian Radiology & Imaging Association

· Indian Academy of Echocardiography

· Heart Care Foundation of India

· Cardiological Society of India

· Association of Surgeons of India

· Indian Psychiatric Society

· Delhi Psychiatrist Society

· Indian Orthopaedic Association

· The Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India

· Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists

· Association of Physicians of India

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