oa South African Medical Journal - Promote cheaper generic drugs to patients - and help contain medical inflation : izindaba

Volume 104, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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