VICTORIA - Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says British Columbians will start paying less for generic prescription drugs next year under a new drug-pricing policy estimated to save $110 million ov...
With the news released today about a generic option for Viagra to soon be offered in Canada, many people are wondering the same thing — what difference do generic drugs really make? According to Healt...
There is an ongoing campaign to convince health care providers, decision-makers and the public that generic medications cannot be trusted and that if you want the real goods you need to pay the brand name price. The line is actually a twist, a re-packaging of some complicated statistics into an easy-to-understand sound bite, but one with the unfortunate weakness of not being true.
The action that is currently being considered by the Conservative government is to extend the patent protection on brand-name drugs. The fact that the government would impose higher costs on Canadians, particularly for something as essential as medication, would be nonsensical even if the cost of medication were affordable.