Demand-side policies to encourage the use of generic medicines: an overview.

@article{Dylst2013DemandsidePT,
  title={Demand-side policies to encourage the use of generic medicines: an overview.},
  author={Pieter Dylst and Arnold Vulto and Steven Simoens},
  journal={Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          59-72
        }
}
Demand-side policies to encourage the use of generic medicines are important to increase their use. A plethora of different demand-side policies has already been initiated by European governments, thereby targeting physicians, pharmacists and patients. This review aims to give an overview of the different demand-side policies which governments have at their disposal and to evaluate their impact on the use of generic medicines. Positive knowledge and perceptions of physicians, pharmacists and… CONTINUE READING
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