Pan-Canadian Pricing Reduces Generic Drug Pricing Across the Country

Health BenefitsThe Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) is a joint initiative by Canada’s provinces and territories to achieve a better value for generic drugs in Canada.

As a result of recent bargaining from pCPA, the price of the following fourteen generic drugs has been reduced to 18% of the equivalent brand name drug:

  1. Clopidogrel – Plavix®
  2. Gabapentin – Neurontin®
  3. Metformin – Glucophage®
  4. Olanzapine – Zyprexa®, Zyprexa Zydis®
  5. Atorvastatin Calcium – Lipitor®
  6. Ramipril – Altace®
  7. Venlafaxine Hydrochloride – Effexor®
  8. Amlodipine – Norvasc®
  9. Omeprazole – Losec®
  10. Rabeprazole Sodium – Pariet®
  11. Simvastatin – Zocor®
  12. Citalopram – Cipralex®
  13. Pantoprazole – Pantoloc®
  14. Rosuvastatin – Crestor®

This is good news for Canadians who want to maximize their drug benefit dollars.

New Brunswick and British Columbia will be the first to announce the change, with other provinces soon following.

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