The effect of generic competition on the price of brand-name drugs.

@article{Lexchin2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of generic competition on the price of brand-name drugs.},
  author={Joel Lexchin},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
BACKGROUND Literature from the US has shown that brand-name manufacturers do not compete on price once generic competitors become available. This study was undertaken to investigate if this is also true in Canada. METHODS Editions of the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary were used to identify brand-name drugs that lacked generic competition in July 1990 but had acquired one or more generic competitors by December 1998. Prices of the brand-name drugs were compared before generic competition, at… CONTINUE READING