If there is flexibility in the prescribing of medications within the same class of drug, the savings to Canadians are significant.
Generic drugs are made to the same quality standards as their brand counterparts. Health Canada reviews and approves new generic drugs before they enter the marketplace. Generics provide the same quality for better value.
Generic drugs account for only 2.6% of total healthcare spending in Canada.
9,000 Points of Care: Improving Access to Affordable Healthcare is our plan to improve patient outcomes, contain costs, and ensure the sustainability of our healthcare system for the sake of all Canadians.