This December marks the 20th anniversary of the creation and regulation of generic pharmaceutical specialties (EFG) in Spain. The approval of Law 13/1996 of December 30 about Fiscal, Administrative and Social Order Measures, which included several aspects in relation to generic medicines; Among others, its definition and the form of its denomination, meant a before and after in the access of patients to the treatments and in the sustainability of our National Health System.Read More
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