There isn't a strong voice out there for generic drugs
,'' said Robert Seidman, chief pharmacy officer for WellPoint.
A copayment for a generic drug
might be $5, while a copayment for a brand-name drug on the formulary might be $15, and a copayment for a brand-name drug not on the formulary might be $25.
The study, titled 'Timely Access to Generic Drugs
: Issues for Health Policy in Canada,' was prepared for the Canadian Drug Manufacturers Association (CDMA) and analyzed the approval of 34 generic drugs
between 1995 and 1999.
Through the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA), provinces and territories have developed a new initiative with the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) to significantly reduce the price of some of Canadas most commonly prescribed generic drugs
industry is composed of numerous relatively small firms with small product portfolios.
The generic drug
makers contend that the FDA's proposed rule would create safety issues because a brand drug and each generic version could have different and potentially conflicting safety information in their labels.
The report provides a comprehensive insight into the historical and current trends as well as the future prospects of the generic drug
market in Canada.
17) In Part II, this Note will examine how different courts handled liability issues between brand-name and generic drug
manufacturers, and it will focus on the recent shift in liability to brand-name manufacturers for injuries caused by generic versions of their drugs.
Significantly high numbers of participants in this study know that generic drugs
are usually intended to be interchangeable with an innovator drug and they do not think that switching a patient from a brand-name to generic drug
may change the outcome of the therapy.
Tom Thorpe, chief executive officer of Afton Scientific, a provider of pre-sterilized and packaged components such as sterile vials, commented, "This amendment represents an important correction to the Generic Drug
User Fee Act which now threatens our smaller and emerging drug manufacturing facilities that provide great jobs and many vital small quantity d rugs.
A: The present task, a task of fundamental significance that will lead people to know where our weaknesses lie and inspire them to pluck up courage to advance, will greatly raise the quality of China's generic drugs
and enhance the generics industry's awareness of the importance of pharmacy.
While people may be uncertain about using generic drugs
initially, research has shown that they are more likely to adhere to treatment when prescribed more affordable generic drugs
stores are to be set up in collaboration with state governments and voluntary bodies in government hospitals to begin with.
According to the minister, 670 generic drugs
on the market are slated for a reduction to ensure that their prices are lower than the prices of corresponding brand names drugs.
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