This book provides an overview of the global pharmaceutical pricing policies. Medicines use is increasing globally with the increase in resistant microbes, emergence of new treatments, and because of awareness among consumers. This has resulted in increased drug expenditures globally. As the pharmaceutical market is expanding, a variety of pharmaceutical pricing strategies and policies have been employed by drug companies, state organizations and pharmaceutical pricing authorities.Medicine subsidisation first started in Australia with the establishment of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in 1919, a scheme which provided pharmaceuticals free of charge to veterans. In 1944, the Pharmaceutical Benefits anbsp;...
|Title||:||Pharmaceutical Prices in the 21st Century|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2014-12-05|