[PHP108] Off-Patent Drugs Consumption And Expenditures In Italy: 2009-2013
2015 Value in Health
Daniel, F. | Aiello, A. | D’Ausilio, A. | Toumi, M. |
As in most European countries, spending on pharmaceuticals has also been cut in recent years in Italy through a series of measures, including price reduction and boosting of off-patent drugs prescription. Laws 338/2000 and 405/2001 incentivised the use of generic drugs and introduced patients’ co-payment if they preferred a branded vs off-patent drug. The aim of this study was to analyse the consumption and expenditure trend for off-patent drugs in Italy since the introduction of these new measures.