Historical Archive

Generic drugs, 50% prices lowered

(ANSA) - MAY 12 - The 51.7% of generic drugs has aligned, and in some cases has set a price even lower than the new reimbursement price set by the Italian drug agency, at no charge of the citizen.

In the remaining 48.3%, prices approached the new public price lists set with reference prices "where companies were able to sustain the reduction compatible with production and management costs". To process the Assogeneric data.


(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 12 - "In response to a precise invitation from Minister Ferruccio Fazio, I offered full and convinced collaboration to achieve the objective of direct and appropriate prescription of generic medicines by family doctors". This was stated by the national secretary of Fimmg, the Italian Federation of family doctors, Giacomo Milillo, at the conclusion of a meeting requested by the Minister of Health. ”Doubts about the quality of the products are now largely overcome – adds Milillo – and the conflicts with pharmacists on the subject of substitutability of generic drugs have also passed. We will therefore provide doctors, in a new climate of collaboration with pharmacies, with all the information necessary to directly prescribe the generic drug in a logic of appropriateness”. The national secretary of Fimmg underlined that it is "a commitment oriented both towards the rational use of the resources of the health service and towards the liberation, with the consequent increase in the volumes of prescriptions for generic medicines, resources for employment, in primary care, innovative medicines. Naturally with the aim of greater protection of citizens' health”. (HANDLE).