Pricing and reimbursement of medicines in Canada

Generics/Research | Posted 02/09/2022

Canada is a wealthy country with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of US$43,258 in 2020. It ranks 16th in the United Nations’ Human Development Index and is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Canada’s population of more than 38 million includes a significant indigenous population. Its huge land mass means it is very sparsely populated outside urban areas. Authors from Canada and Brazil discuss the pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Canada [1].

Medicines pricing conditions in Italy and Brazil: comparison of regulations

Generics/Research | Posted 26/08/2022

In the context of the National Health Services (NHS), the gearing that moves the health services comprises a legal framework, permeated by technical and economic parameters.

Relevance of NTI to the treatment of epilepsy

Generics/Research | Posted 01/07/2022

In a mini review, author a Roy G Beran discusses what is the relevance of a narrow therapeutic index (NTI) to the treatment of epilepsy [1].

What is the meaning of a narrow therapeutic index?

Generics/Research | Posted 17/06/2022

What is the meaning of a narrow therapeutic index (NTI) is a topic explained by author Roy G Beran, in a mini review [1].

Consequences of generics being favoured by healthcare providers

Generics/Research | Posted 03/06/2022

Generics are favoured by healthcare providers due to a variety pf reasons, according to author Roy G Beran [1].

What is meant by a generic medication and generic equivalence?

Generics/Research | Posted 10/06/2022

Author Professor Roy G Beran, in a mini review, explains what generics are and what is meant by generic equivalence [1].

The cost of developing drugs and use of generics

Generics/Research | Posted 27/05/2022

In a mini review, author Professor Roy G Beran explains how generics can be produced at a much lower cost than originator drugs [1].

Re-evaluation of the use of generics, especially when treating conditions such as epilepsy

Generics/Research | Posted 20/05/2022

Regulatory bioequivalence rules for generics are well established and recognized. However, proving bioequivalence may not always be so easy, especially with drugs with a narrow therapeutic index (NTI) [1].

Repurposing generic drugs can save time and money

Generics/Research | Posted 16/05/2022

Repurposing generic drugs for new indications could save time and money compared to developing new treatments and represent a cost-effective way of addressing unmet medical needs, argues a new article by a University of Michigan professor [1].

Availability of medicines and the sustainable development of the national health system in Russia

Generics/Research | Posted 06/05/2022

The modernization of the drug supply system for citizens as a multifaceted process that ensures the sustainable development of the national health system is the focus of attention of the economy, the state and society. In order to study this, authors from Russia carried out a study to analyse the availability of medicines for the population for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in 2011 and 2019 [1].