Ontario's law curbing the cost of generic drugs sparks changes for pharmacies and other Canadian buyers

Silversides, Ann
August 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/4/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 3/4, pE43
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Ontario's medical law which has curbed the cost of generic drugs and has sparked changes for pharmacies and other Canadian buyers. Reportedly, Canadian prices for generic drugs, copies of brand-name drugs have lost patent protection due to some complicated causes. It notes that Ontario's legislation has aimed to decrease the drug benefit plan costs in the province. INSET: Private payers "wake up" to drug price gap.


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