Γενόσημα φάρμακα και η επίδραση τους σε κοινωνικό και οικονομικό επίπεδο
Generic drugs and its effect in social and economic sector
KeywordsΟργανωτική δομή συστήματος υγείας ; Φαρμακευτικός κλάδος ; Γενόσημα φάρμακα ; Organizational structure of the health care system ; Pharmaceutical industry ; Generic drugs
The term “generic” drugs has been widely known in Greece only in the past few years, whereas in Europe and other parts of the world their use has been common practice for decades. The objective of the following thesis is to analyze and determine the effect of said drugs in a level of social and financial cost. Firstly there is a review of the organizational structure of the health care system followed by another review of the pharmaceutical industry. Moving forward we explicate the manner of distribution by health care professionals and by extension to patients / consumers, while analyzing the external factors that can influence the practices of the pharmaceutical industry. Moreover the term generic drugs and its effect in the Greek market are clarified. Summarizing there is a SWOT analysis presentation about the production and merchandising of pharmaceuticals.