Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Medicines Formulary

The contents of the Formulary are reviewed regularly to ensure that the products included are safe and effective. Published literature and advice from local specialist advisors are used to inform the Formulary Working Party. New drugs may be incorporated if they are considered to provide increased efficacy or reduced adverse effects. Cost is taken into account if therapeutic comparisons are similar.  The general principle of retaining as few drugs as possible within a therapeutic group also applies and new drugs should preferably replace an agent already included in the Formulary.

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