Share of prescriptions by drug type in select public drug plans in Canada from 2011/2012 to 2016/2017*

Share of prescriptions by drug type in public drug plans Canada 2011-2017 This statistic depicts the share of prescriptions by drug type in select public drug plans in Canada from FY 2011/12 to FY 2016/17. Prescriptions of patented drugs made up some 11.5 percent of all prescriptions under public drug plans in Canada in FY 2015/2016.
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PatentedMulti-source genericSingle-source non-patented
2011/1215.9%58.9%1.1%
2012/1314%61.5%1.1%
2013/1414.2%12.5%1.1%
2014/1512.5%66.5%1.2%
2015/1611.5%69.1%1.9%
2016/1710.8%70.8%1.9%
PatentedMulti-source genericSingle-source non-patented
2011/1215.9%58.9%1.1%
2012/1314%61.5%1.1%
2013/1414.2%12.5%1.1%
2014/1512.5%66.5%1.2%
2015/1611.5%69.1%1.9%
2016/1710.8%70.8%1.9%
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This statistic depicts the share of prescriptions by drug type in select public drug plans in Canada from FY 2011/12 to FY 2016/17. Prescriptions of patented drugs made up some 11.5 percent of all prescriptions under public drug plans in Canada in FY 2015/2016.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
Canada
Survey time period
fiscal years 2011/2012 to 2016/2017
Supplementary notes
* Including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program.
The rest of percentages falls under 'other' (includes devices, compounded drugs, and other products that are reimbursed by public drug plans but do not have a Health Canada assigned Drug Identification Number (DIN)).

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