Criteria for membership

Full Membership

  • ・MAHs of ethical medicines
  • ・Status of legal entities in Japan
  • ・Recommendation of more than two board members, and approval by board of directors
  • ・Members are requested to demonstrate that their activities are in accordance with the purpose and objectives of JGA

Affiliate Membership

  • ・Companies engaged in generics related business such as API suppliers, manufacturers of machines for production, trading companies, and so on
  • ・Recommendation of more than two board members, and approval by board of directors
  • ・Affiliate members are requested to demonstrate that their activities are in accordance with purposes and objectives of JGA

Web Membership

JGA has started since April 2010 to operate Generic Medicine Information Provision System in its website. Any non-member MAHs of generic medicines can provide their own product information to medical professionals through this services under due process of our association and payment of Web membership fees.

  • ・Web Members are requested to demonstrate that their activities are in accordance with the purposes and objectives of JGA

<Generic Medicine Information Provision System>

A new electronic network has been inaugurated since April 2010 to provide basic generic medicine information both to patients and to medical professionals. The system is composed of JGA’s website linked to that of each member company. When an inquirer enters JGA’s website asking about a certain generic or brand name of a medicine, the system gives a list of medicines with the same active ingredient and the marketer or manufacturer’s names, current reimbursement prices allowing comparison among the originator and its generics.
Depending on the status of the inquirer, whether the patient or medical professionals, further different information are given by the member companies as shown below:

For Medical Professionals

  1. Literature Search System
  2. Generic Medicines Search
  3. Data Requesting System
  4. Price Difference Calculation by Selected Products
  5. Inquiry System

For General Public/Patients

  1. Simple Price Difference Calculation System

Generic Medicine Information Services