Generic drug pricing and access in Canada: what are the implications?

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Resource Language: 
English
Auteur: 
Dr. Chaim Bell
Dr. David Griller
Joshua Lawson
Dusan Lovren
Publisher: 
Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
June 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Prescription drugs account for an increasing proportion of Canada’s growing health care system with rising costs that governments in this country are seeking ways to restrain.  The greater use of generic drugs, for which Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world, accounts for a significant portion of these rising costs.  The Health Council of Canada commissioned this independent discussion paper to provide Canadians with some further insight into the generic drug sector and potential options to reduce generic drug prices.

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