Alternative Drug Pricing Policies in the Americas - Health Economics and Drugs Series No. 001
(1995; 38 pages) [French]

This document reviews the alternatives that have given the best results in terms of ensuring the availability of drugs and the possibility of access to them by population groups with varying levels of income, therapeutic need and geographical location. Recent experience in a number of countries in the Americas is examined in connection with the different schemes adopted for the purpose of fixing drug prices, which vary from total freedom to the state’s discretionary authority, in relation to their effects on availability and price trends so as to identify policy alternatives for fixing and controlling prices.
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