PRESCRIPTION FEVER

The health care system in question

Format: HD
Duration: 26 ’
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Available versions: French
Rights: All rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

The French social security system was 16 billion euros in the red in 2013. Savings for the government can come from lowering the price of drugs. Indeed, every minute, health insurance reimburses 43,800 € for various capsules or tablets. Why is there such an overconsumption of drugs?

Do pharmaceutical companies really innovate? Are we making real advances in new therapies?

Between inflated expenditures and non-compliance with the law on price control, this film delves into the heart of the health care system.