The average price of drugs offered free access in pharmacies is lower than specialties arranged behind the counter visible or not, according to the last Observatory Awards Rural Families, released Thursday, December 12.
For this new component, the prices of 14 products frequently used by families were identified, and their place in the pharmacy and the location of their price in September-October 2013 in 43 pharmacies spread over 25 departments.
Cheaper drugs free access.
Under the new Observatory, prices remain stable in physical pharmacies, but the differences are significant price.
Another point : the drugs are less expensive when they are open access.
The price of the fourteen products most used by families, with the exception of Imodium, were lower when the drugs were placed in open access.
In detail, we can note that the average price of a box of Nurofen is 2.76 euros in free access, against 3.14 euros for a box placed behind the counter and 3.46 euros for a box not visible.
Nearly five months after publication in the Official Journal of the decree governing the sale of non-prescription drugs on the internet, one can notice that specialties are cheaper on web in physical pharmacies, except milk Gallia.
A finding in relation to temper shipping required to send home medication, and strong disparities between different virtual pharmacies.
Shipping fees are on average 5.91 euros.
According to the association, many sites do not comply with the good practice guide for the sale of drugs online.
In a more general way, the prices of non- reimbursable drugs remained stable in 2013, with only very slight variations on certain specialties but significant differences for the same drug remaining.
According to the observatory, ” the objective of the Ministry of Health of lower prices by certain medications free access is not achieved.”.