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Jordanian stakeholder attitudes toward generic substitution

Alabbadi, I, Abbott, R and Jaber, D (2014) Jordanian stakeholder attitudes toward generic substitution Journal of Generic Medicines, 11 (1-2). pp. 24-34.

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Abstract

About 10% of Jordan's gross domestic product is spent on health care, almost one-third of which is spent on pharmaceuticals. Jordan's pharmaceutical spending is a substantially higher percentage of gross domestic product than that of other developed countries. Generic substitution is a mechanism that could lower pharmaceutical spending costs in Jordan, but Jordan's domestic law currently forbids pharmacists in the private market from dispensing generic equivalents to branded medicines without a physician's approval. This article provides the results of a study that surveyed prominent organizational stakeholders (n=17, RR 100%) in Jordan's health care system and evaluates their opinions about generic substitution. The study finds there is abroad base of support for allowing and encouraging generic substitution in the private sector, and for mandating generic substitution in the public sector. Given that generic substitution may help to reduce health care costs and improve access to medicines, policymakers should consider legal and policy changes to facilitate generic substitution. The research suggests that key players in Jordan's health care system will support such proposals. © The Author(s) 2014.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Alabbadi, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Abbott, Rr.abbott@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Jaber, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 November 2014
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1177/1741134314560289
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2014 SAGE Publications Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords : Access to medicines, Branded drugs, Branded generics, Generic substitution, Health care policy, Article, controlled study, drug cost, generic substitution, gross national product, health care access, health care policy, health care system, Jordan, Jordanian, legal aspect, organization and management, social attitude
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 13:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820909

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