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Drugs would cost even cheaper

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.

Click the link below to watch the video in french:

http://fr.video.canoe.tv/video/en-vedette/en-vedette-aujourdhui/1906868890/les-medicaments-couteraient-encore-moins-cher-explications-18h/2094243406001/page/3