Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:631–639 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1535-2 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E Patient acceptability and experiences of therapeutic switching of proton pump inhibitors within the National Preferred Drugs initiative in Ireland 1,2 1,2 2 2 • • • G. O’Connor D. O’Keeffe C. Darker B. O’Shea Received: 11 April 2016 / Accepted: 21 December 2016 / Published online: 30 December 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract Keywords Drug substitution Preferred drugs Drug Introduction A ‘Preferred Drugs’ initiative was introduced costs Proton pump inhibitors into Ireland in 2013. This identiﬁed a single recommended drug to be prescribed to patients requiring treatment from a particular class of drugs. Introduction Aims This study investigates how patients on established proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy experienced the ther- Controlling drug costs is an important way to control health apeutic switching of their medication to the ‘preferred expenditure costs. Ever since the FDA published ‘‘Ap- drug’, and the extent to which they regarded it as an proved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence acceptable practice. Evaluations’’, most countries have some laws or regula- Methods The experiences of 61 patients on established tions to encourage the
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