- •The low level of accessibility of psychotropic medicine in developing countries, especially in low-income countries, seriously hinders patients’ long-term access to psychotropic medicine.
- •In developing countries, even though the accessibility of generic medicine is higher than that of branded medicine, the procurement and patient prices of generic medicines remain much higher than international reference prices, and the availability and affordability of generic medicine remain at the nonideal level.
- •To further improve accessibility of psychotropic medicine, developing countries, especially low-income countries, can encourage patients to substitute generic medicine for branded medicines while adopting efficient procurement mechanisms.
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