I’ve just had a conservation with a hospital doctor. I had to explain to him that if he writes a prescription generically then I will dispense a generic especially if the HSE/PCRS is the paymaster involved. “If you don’t give her the brand then I might have to tell her to go to another chemist (sic)” It is times like these that my deep breathing exercises come in useful. I should explain that I was asked by the community nurse to take on this patient and dispense weekly to them because of other problems that they were having.
So for future reference if you want your patient to have a particular brand, then write it. Please don’t threaten me or I might just tell you when to store your prescription pad.