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Dispense As Written

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports elimination of the Medicaid requirement of writing by hand, "Dispense as Written" or "Brand Necessary,"on the face of prescriptions to prevent generic substitution.
(Substitute Resolution 22-1988, adopted as amended 5/7/88)
(revised, Report MM-1998, Item 53, adopted 11/15/98)
(revised, Report L3-2004, Item 30, adopted 11/14/2004)
(reaffirmed, Report J-2010, Item 2-14, adopted 10/24/2010) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 53, adopted 10/24/2015)

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