A comparative analysis of generics markets in five European countries.

@article{Garattini2000ACA,
  title={A comparative analysis of generics markets in five European countries.},
  author={Livio Garattini and Fabrizio Tediosi},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={
          149-62
        }
}
A generic medicine is a faithful copy of a mature drug--no longer under patent marketed with the chemical name of the active ingredient. This article analyses generics markets in five European countries: France, Germany Italy, The Netherlands and the U.K. The study investigate all the main issues--patent, approval to market, pricing and reimbursement, prescription and distribution--which affect the life cycle of a pharmaceutical product. The situation in the five countries varied widely… CONTINUE READING

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