Pharmacies receiving massive rebates from generic drug-makers

Silversides, Ann
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p342
Academic Journal
The article discusses the issue of rebates from generic drug-makers to pharmacies. It is revealed during committee hearings on Bill 102. The drug-makers are said to give a rebates upto a 60% of the dollar value on the drugs sold by pharmacies. It is suggested that the money earned by pharmacies through these rebates should be used to educate pharmacists and patients, and invest in infrastructure upgrades.


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