In the never-ending battle to decrease ever rising healthcare cost, the french government has introduced the measure allowing pharmacists to substitute prescribed brand-name drugs with cheaper, similar versions. Being the first European country to take such a step, if it is a success, other countries may soon follow. Large drug makers, furious they were not consulted before the law was passed, are now discussing details with government officials. Read more here. (Source: Reuters, 4/10/14).
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