The generics of the quality medicines with expired patents are qualitatively equal and at the same time are up to 70 % cheaper than the original medicines. Generics represent the innovative further development of tried and tested medicines and make an annual savings contribution of 1 billion francs.
Biosimilars are imitation products of biopharmaceuticals and are structurally identical to the molecule of the original manufacturer to the extent that there are no differences in effect. With their increasing spread, savings of a three-digit million sum are realistic also in Switzerland.
Unter der Leitung von Dr. Axel Müller, Schirmherr der Allianz “Nein zu Referenzpreisen bei Medikamenten” erfahren die Referenzpreis-Pläne des Bundesrats einen massiven und konzertierten Widerstand seitens der wichtigsten Akteure des Schweizerischen Gesundheitssystems
«Direct and indirect savings together represent a savings contribution by generics of 1billion Swiss francs per year.»
Dr. Axel Müller, Managing Director
«Generics must be promoted in a targeted manner to exploit their savings potential.»Thomas de Courten
«Generics enjoy a high reputation and satisfaction among Swiss patients.»Andreas Bosshard
«78 percent of Swiss people are against reference prices for generics.»Claude Egger
«Biosimilars are of equal value to the original product.»Jan Tangermann
«Swiss generics companies are creating highly qualified jobs in this country.»Hanspeter Borger
«The corona crisis has clearly shown how important generics are for the basic supply of medicines to the Swiss population.»Urs Lehmann