Proportion of people who have taken generic prescription medication by country 2013

This statistic shows the proportion of people from various regions that have taken generic prescription medication for any condition of illness as of 2013. In the United States, 70 percent of people have taken a generic prescription drug for an illness or condition within the past two years. In the United States, consumers are more likely to prefer generic drugs but believe that the quality of generic drugs were lower than that of a branded drug.

Use of prescribed generic medication for any condition in selected countries as of 2013*

YesNoDon't know
France73%20%7%
United Kingdom36%42%22%
United States70%24%5%
Canada54%30%15%
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Source

Release date

November 2013

Region

Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

2013

Number of respondents

810 respondents

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "In the past two years, have you ever taken any generic prescription medications for any condition or illness?"
Number of people surveyed:
France: 200
United Kingdom: 200
United States: 209
Canada: 201

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