Adding drug brand name on inpatient order pharmacy labels?

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Adding drug brand name on inpatient order pharmacy labels?

At our hospital, only generic drug names are displayed on the pharmacy labels.
We got a request to add Brand Name in addition to generic name in order to differentiate certain LASA meds.

For example:
Current state: duloxetine 30 mg capsule

Proposed change: duloxetine (Cymbalta) 30 mg capsule

Does your hospital have brand name as part of the drug name displayed on the pharmacy label?

My other concern is: if we affix a pharmacy label with brand name on a generic product, isn't this considered "misbranding"?

Thank you!