multisource drug

multisource drug

[mul′tisôrs]
Etymology: L, multus + OFr, sourse, origin
a pharmaceutic that can be purchased under any of several trademarks from different manufacturers or distributors. See also generic equivalent, generic name.
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The manufacturer of the multisource drug does not offer the PBM a rebate; the manufacturer of the single-source drug does.
A MAC is established as the maximum amount payable for a multisource drug and is set to represent the lowest unit price at which the drug is widely and consistently available for purchase by pharmacists.
The plaintiffs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), say a revised definition of multisource drug is integral to the court's ability to consider the case.
Secondly, the Social Security Act provides that a medication is not a multisource drug unless there are two or more equivalent products for it in each state, they say.
PBMI's data demonstrates that the percentage of employers imposing some kind of penalty on patients for using a multisource drug when a generic is available has increased from 89% in 1999 to 96% in 2000.
In particular, the supplier demonstrates leadership in the multisource drug industry with extensive investments in generic, research, which are growing 20% annually.
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