Are Generic Drugs Reimbursed?

Society members are encouraged to request doctors to prescribe generic drugs which are less expensive (30 to 50 per cent less) than branded drugs. The Society will also reimburse generic drugs suggested by the pharmacist in replacement of the original drug provided the pharmacist indicates it on the prescription.

Generic and branded drugs prescribed by a Swiss doctorand purchased in France, where they are siginifacantly cheaper, are reimbursed by the Society. This practice is encouraged as it keeps costs down for UNSMIS as well as a smaller out of pocket expense for the insured member.