Sixteen pills, all different shapes, types and colours, in a piece of fabric.When a doctor prescribes a medicine they write the generic name on the prescription form. The chemist makes the choice of which brand to give the patient. With repeat prescriptions, the pills recieved may look different. For example in this piece all sixteen tablets and capsules are the same drug – diclofenac. This is prescribed mainly to the elderly as a treatment for arthritis in conjunction with up to a dozen other pills a day. A change in appearance can only add to any confusion.