In an effort to control those costs, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois is looking at the prospect of paying pharmacists to check with physicians to see whether it would be appropriate to change prescriptions for brand-name drugs to generic drugs
, said Robert Kieckhefer, a spokesman for the Illinois Blues.
Dubbed GenericSelect, WellPoint's new program provides employees with up to $10 off on a prescription when they are beginning a treatment regimen and opt for a generic drug
With the exception of language protected by patents or exclusivity, the labeling of the generic drug
, including directions for use, must be virtually the same as that of the brand-name product.
With the provinces and federal government desperately seeking ways to better use scarce health care resources, quicker access to generic drugs
is a relatively effective way to save millions of dollars on an ongoing basis," said Malcolm Anderson, a professor at Queen's University and co-author of the report.
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lawmakers have responded by drafting legislation that would speed approvals for generic drug
makers in the United States while allowing pharmacists to "re-import" U.
has labored to discourage foreign governments from breaking pharmaceutical patents and buying unauthorized generics from India or China--two nations widely recognized as the major exporters of unauthorized generic drugs
Changing the Quebec government's unique drug reimbursement rules to take full advantage of the cost savings from generic drugs
A new mandate Monday that the Food and Drug Administration effectively speed up the introduction of generic drugs
could save U.
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