Summary of the Globe and Mail article.
- Quebec will seek competitive bids from companies for exclusive supply contracts for generic prescription drugs
- In Quebec, pharmacists were often rebated up to 45 per cent of the price from the drug companies – fees that are illegal in most provinces; the new system caps rebates to pharmacists at 15%
- Quebec spends $800 annually on generic drugs
- Quebec could save 25 per cent to 35 per cent on its $800-million generic-drug bill