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Japan’s Dispensing Pharmacy Nihon Chouzai Offers Generic Drug Consultancy Services

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Starting in April, Tokyo-based Japanese major dispensing pharmacy chain Nihon Chouzai started offering generic drug consultancy services to consumers. The company provides information on generic substitutions and explains savings in 264 drug stores nationwide. In 2008, Nihon Chouzai handled more than 500 generic drugs and substituted 2.17 million prescriptions with generic drugs, accounting for 30 percent of total prescriptions. The company estimated ¥6.8 billion in savings for patients, insurance agencies and national and local governments. The company also prepares generic drug wish cards for patients to express their desire for generic drugs to physicians. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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