DESK REVIEWS | 07.05.04. Are any of the medications previously mentioned available for free or partially subsidised?

DESK REVIEW | 07.05.04. Are any of the medications previously mentioned available for free or partially subsidised?

Yes, all of them are available for free via SUS (Brazilian Ministry of Health, 2017d).

References:

Brazilian Ministry of Health. (2017d). Relação Nacional de Medicamentos Essenciais 2017 (RENAME). http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/publicacoes/relacao_nacional_medicamentos_rename_2017.pdf

The Indian Department of Pharmaceuticals launched the Jan Aushadhi Scheme (JAS) (Public Medicine Scheme) in 2015 as a direct market intervention to make generic medicine more affordable and accessible to the general public in all Indian states (IES, 2015).

References:

IES, 2015. Jan Aushadhi Scheme – Arthapedia. Available from: http://www.arthapedia.in/index.php?title=Jan_Aushadhi_Scheme

No. While the Clinical Practice for Alzheimer’s Disease & other Dementias (CENETEC, 2017) recommends cholinesterase inhibitors for managing dementia and the use of antipsychotic medications for challenging behaviour (Haloperidol and second generation medications Quetiapine and Risperidone), for all public and private institutions, a review of the Mexican Social Security Institute IMSS basic catalogue of medicines and of the Ministry of Health’s medication catalogue showed that these medications are not included. This means clinics or hospitals are not obliged to stock them or provide them for free.

References:

CENETEC. (2017). Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer. Guía de Evidencias y Recomendaciones: Guía de Práctica Clínica. Guia de Practica Clinica. http://www.cenetec-difusion.com/CMGPC/IMSS-393-10/RR.pdf