Madrid, 23 de mayo de 2017
Since its arrival in the Spanish pharmaceutical market in 1997, generic medicines have played a key role in regulating market prices and have generated substantial savings for public coffers. More than 20,000 million euros in the accumulated 1997-2017. However, the regulatory changes that have affected the conditions of prescription, dispensation and prices of generic pharmaceutical equivalents (EFG) has caused the development of this market in Spain to present an uneven evolution over the years, endangering the added value of these drugs and decreasing their contribution to health, social and economic level.Leer más
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