CGPA member companies are a strategic asset and play a vital role in Canada’s economy and healthcare sector. Through manufacturing facilities here in Canada and the global supply chain, generic pharmaceutical companies produce and deliver more than 70% of the prescription medicines dispensed in community pharmacies and used in hospitals and medical clinics across the country. Our members directly employ some 11,000 Canadians in well-paying life-sciences, technology, and manufacturing-based jobs. In addition to providing an essential service for our health-care system, these are the kinds of jobs that sustain families and communities and contribute to Canada’s economy.
Generics Fill the Majority of Prescriptions for a Fraction of the Cost
dispensed in 2020
on prescription in 2020
Source : IQVIA, 2021