n South African Medical Journal - Promote cheaper generic drugs to patients - and help contain medical inflation : izindaba
|Article Title||Promote cheaper generic drugs to patients - and help contain medical inflation : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Sep 2014|
|Pages||598 - 600|
The country's top medical scheme administrator, Discovery Health, calculates that far greater use of cheaper, good-quality generic drugs will drive down healthcare inflation, saving as much as R1.5 billion per annum for medical scheme members - while a major hospital group has begun promoting use of these medicines through its hospital pharmacies.
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