Promote cheaper generic drugs to patients – and help contain medical inflation
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 these use of these medicines through their hospital pharmacies.
Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa
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Date published: 2014-08-19
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