Health care experts are being asked to explain why some medicines are prescribed for patients and not for the purpose of treating them.
The health ministry is asking its health care experts to explain the difference between medicines being prescribed for the treatment of a disease and for the prevention of a disorder.
Health experts say that the drugs they prescribe for the purposes of preventing a disorder need to be used in conjunction with a well-designed therapy plan and they should not be given to people with a history of other health problems or if they have a family history of the disorder.
They also say that if the medicine is prescribed for a disease, the patient is not getting the same benefit that the medication would give.
But the ministry is keen to emphasise that all medicines, including those that are prescribed to prevent or treat a disease are safe and effective, and they do not have to be given in conjunction.