Prescribers will be encouraged to prescribe by generic name and use the Essential Drugs Concept.
At the dispensing level, a less expensive generic equivalent may be substituted unless the prescriber had indicated, "do not substitute" on the prescription.
A prescriber who wishes to dispense will be required to obtain a dispensing licence from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
Over the counter (OTC) drugs will be made available through licensed outlets in approved packaging carrying printed instructions for use as approved by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
The dispensed medicines shall be put in a package which shall bear the following information: name of the patient, name of the product, instruction for use and precautions, name and address of the facility from where the medicine is dispensed.