January 22, 2013
Drugs would cost even cheaper
Adopted in 1994, this rule requires the Régie de l'assurance-maladie du Québec (RAMQ) to repay a brand name drug for 15 years, even if the patent has expired and there is a cheaper generic copy.
[...] "The substitution now occurs at the moment when a generic equivalent is available after the patent of the brand name drug expires", writes Standard Life in a statement.
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