Association for accessible medicines

Biosimilar medicines

Biosimilar medicines contain the same active substance and have the same therapeutic effect as branded medicines. Their price is at least 31% lower than the original price of the branded medicine. Biosimilars are essential to making expensive biologic treatments available as widely as possible.

Generic medicines

Generic medicines contain the same active substance and have the same therapeutic effect as branded medicines. Their price is at least between 54% and 60% lower than the original price of the branded medicine. Generic medicines allow more patients to be better treated.

Self-care products

Self-care products are products that are freely available at pharmacies, such as self-care medicines, self-care medical devices and food supplements. Patients can use them upon their own initiative, to preserve their health. Their ‘good use’ substantially reduces the social costs of being ill.

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FeBelGen, the association representing generic medicines companies since 2001, makes way for Medaxes, a broader umbrella organisation covering all medicines and self-care products that contribute to the accessibility of healthcare. In addition to generic and biosimilar medicines, Medaxes sees an increasingly prominent role ahead for properly framed self-care, through self-care medicines, self-care medical devices and food supplements freely available from pharmacies.
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