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Specifying a Generic Medication

Overview

Currently, if there are multiple manufacturers for the same generic medication, OP only displays one in the Master List. Generally, this is preferred because the user doesn’t really want to pick from a potentially long list of generics for most drugs like antibiotics or steroid creams because they all really work the same. However, this is a problem for some important ADD medications because not all of the generics are bio-equivalent. For example, the generic for Concerta has different vehicles for how the med is made available in the body, and they don’t all have the same efficacy/duration of action. 

Prescribers want to specify a particular NDC and manufacturer to make sure the correct medication they want gets dispensed, but they cannot see all of them in the Master List to get to the one they prefer. 

Workaround

Pick the only generic available on the Master List, but write a pharmacy note: