Spain aims to slow the rise in spending on drugs

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:11
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    With the slogan “just a drug, plain and simple,” Spain's Ministry of Health has started a nationwide campaign to explain to the public the importance of generic drugs.

    Simultaneously, it has approved a new pricing system to be launched in September, under which pharmacists will substitute a generic drug for a branded product if the branded product …

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