Unfortunately back in the 80s I was prescribed Ativan (Lorazepam ) I was not familiar with the diagnosis but have taken this medication ever since. I find it after several attempts to reduce or discontinue very difficult. The problem I have is that I now have Generic alternative. Recently during a Hospital stay I was given the original Fitzer blue tablet. I found a profound difference in the effect and feel confident that with the proper medication I can continue my attempt at reduction. The Genetic option is like taking Aspirin and I need more to give me the effect. So proper Lorazepam means fewer prescriptions and more hope for recovery. So where is the saving.
Standardisation of colours would eliminate a lot of the mistakes made by the elderly when taking their medicines.