Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, September 12, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Medics will confer -REGJNA (CP) The provincial government will begin talks soon medical organizations about prescrib- ing drugs by type instead oi by brand name. Dr David Penman, associate deputy minister in the health department, says h'6 will talk with the Saskatchewan Medical Association and the Saskatchewan College ot Physicians and Surgeons "just as soon as I can get away from my desk." Under systems where drugs are prescribed generic-ally, the physician allows the phar- macist to give the patient the least expensive brand on the market The two organizations have said they will advise their members to prescribe genencally it there is assurance that inferior- quality drugs will not be given to the patient Dr Penman said the federal government publishes a list of drugs by price and quality, relieving the provinces of costly testing But there are still some dif- ficulties with the generic system. Dr Penman said North American doctors, unlike European ones, are not trained to write the chemical name of a drug and advertis- ing has oriented them toward commercial names. Thus, Dr. Penman said, some doctors might have dif- ficulty remembering the chemical name of a drug. sin I.IY Meeting outlook 4gloomy') TOKYO (Reuter) United States Treasury Secretary Keorge Shultz has told Jap- anese Finance Minister Kncln Aichi that major problems of world cuirency reform will not be resolved at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) later this month, official sources sav But the IMF conference in Nairobi should set the stage lor more constructive dis- cussions on detailed aspects of reform in ensuing months, he is reported to have said Shultz and Aichi met on the eve of the major world trade conference opening here todav under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade The three-day meeting is ex- pected to sign a declaration of political intent to negotiate over the next two years a mul- tilateral revision of world trading relations The Japanese government lias promised to propose com- promise language for this dec- laration on the divisive issue of the link between trade and monetary reform, and Shultz thanked his Japanese counter- part for this contribution. Meanwhile, official U S. sources said they expect agreement on the relationship between these two key aspects ol world economic reform will be reached later today. Ministers from the nine member countries of the European Common Market will discuss this issue during the afternoon, after which hrcnch Finance Minister Yalcry Giscard d'Estaing is scheduled to meet Aichi privately. The U S sources said all major participating governments agree there snould be a twoway link between negotiations on ways revising international ('urrenoy and tr.uling relationships Appliances 3rd Ave., S., LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-5767 SALE STARTS THURSDAY 9 A.M. SHARP! SHOP 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. THURS. and FRI. NIGHTS SAVINGS OF UP TO 50% OFF! AUTOMATIC WASHERS 18 IN STOCK Reg. S349.95 to CLEARING AT ,o S3599S AUTOMATIC DRYERS 21 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT tt RECORD PLAYERS 1 SIN STOCK Reg.S29.95toS54.95 CLEARING AT RANGES 19 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT .00 to .00 Color TV Sets 47 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT 5365 ,.S775 .00 RADIOS 192 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT gg.95 REFRIGERATORS 19 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT S199 .95 BLACK AND WHITE Television Sets 24 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT .95 DRYERS 12 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT Dishwashers 17 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT .00 TAPE RECORDERS 31 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT .00 VACUUM CLEANERS 112 IN STOCK Reg. to CLEARING AT 23 M39-"