These are frequently asked questions on here:
Can we refuse change to our existing medication because we believe we are doing well as we are - but, say, NICE has recommended a change, maybe cost driven?
Can we insist on trying something that, say, gets reported on here as a new inhaler working well for some and is clinically appropriate for us - but our GP appears reluctant to prescribe it as s/he's 'happy with the existing inhaler..' for example.
Can we insist on staying with the patented drug brand, even after a generic version has been launched? There was a period when I was ok taking the statin Lipitor, but got gastric sides with the generic Atorvastatin - supposedly same drug. Lipitor is 10 times the cost of Avn to NHS..
I haven't found any links to official guidance. Has anyone?
It would be really helpful if BLF could inform us?