Drug Discov Ther. 2020;14(2):103-104. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2020.01011)

Ultra-low price of generic agents in China may weaken patients' drug recognition and compliance

Lu SH, Cai J, Xu F


Drug quantity purchase in China has reshaped the pattern of drug market with lower price of generic drugs and relatively higher price of original brand-name drugs. However, most Chinese people do not trust the safety and efficacy of the generic drugs that sold at a very low price. Ultralow price of generic agents may weaken patients' drug recognition and compliance, and affect the implementation of drug quantity purchase policy.

KEYWORDS: Drug quantity purchase, drug price, brand recognition, medication compliance

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