The use of generic medicine in Japan: in the case of Nagano prefecture
- At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Type: Poster
- By: FUJIMORI, Kazuyoshi (Oosakaya pharmacy, Suwa, Japan)
The use of generic medicine started in 2004 due to the cost of social security and high medical expenses. In 2006, 2008, changes were made to the prescription to add the promotion of generic medicine. It seems that the balance between medical quality and budget are at a crisis and the government is well aware of this. During the start of.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.