It establishes and validates reimbursement, forecasting, drug-pricing research, generic substitution
, therapeutic interchange, competitive analysis, purchasing, forumulary development and management, as well as claims adjudication, processing and validation.
As a result of the latter studies, the American Epilepsy Society rescinded its 2007 position statement opposing generic substitution
of anti-epileptic drugs and acknowledged that drug substitution with FDA-approved generics reduces cost without compromising efficacy.
Of 200 participants, 124 supported generic substitution
for original drugs in most cases, whereas 60 supported generic substitution
for original drugs in all cases where generic was available, and 16 did not support generic substitution
for original drugs [Figure 1].
Tenders are invited for Collect information on practice patterns in special populations to assess possible barriers to generic substitution
; compare clinical practice (e.
In addition, most physicians refer to drugs by their original brand name even when molecularly identical generic versions are available, which may result in inadvertent dispensing of brand-name drugs, especially in states where automatic generic substitution
within these drug classes has to be done with caution.
Pharmacists cannot engage in generic substitution
if a physician specifically notes otherwise, or if DPS laws exist that allow the patient to prevent the substitution through what is called "patient consent" actions as to the brand vs.
001) and were more ready to inform patients about generic substitution
Indian pharma considers the GCC a high growth market because the governments here are opting for increased generic substitution
, there is a large demographic with high purchasing power and an increase in the burden of lifestyle diseases,'[euro]oCi he said.
Under many state statutes, there is no requirement for a pharmacist to seek physician approval prior to generic substitution
, unless it is plainly written into the prescription.
The French authorities explained: "Sanofi-Aventis has carried out a global, structured communication campaign, whose goal was to influence doctors and pharmacists to block the generic substitution
Another indicator of the value CVS Caremark provides for payers is its superior generic substitution