22nd April 2010

Public authorities may offer financial incentives to induce doctors to prescribe cheaper medicinal products

The directive relating to medicinal products for human use prohibits, where medicinal products are being promoted to doctors or pharmacists, pecuniary advantages or benefits in kind from being supplied, offered or promised to such persons. To reduce public expenditure on medicinal products, the national public health authorities in England and Wales introduced schemes providing doctors with financial incentives to prescribe to their patients medicinal products cheaper than other medicinal products in the same therapeutic class. [more]

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