Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Canada

This paper describes and assesses pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Canada, considering them in the context of the broader policy and market environment in which they operate, and investigating their role in contributing to Canada's achievements in meeting a range of objectiv...

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Main Author: Paris, Valérie
Other Authors: Docteur, Elizabeth
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2006
Series:OECD Health Working Papers
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This paper describes and assesses pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Canada, considering them in the context of the broader policy and market environment in which they operate, and investigating their role in contributing to Canada's achievements in meeting a range of objectives relating to the pharmaceutical policy. The federal government regulates prices of patented pharmaceutical products with the objective of protecting consumers against excessive prices. Regulation has very likely been responsible for bringing Canada's prices for patented medicines roughly in line with European comparators. Prices of generic products, which are not regulated, are relatively high although high..
Physical Description:90 p. 21 x 29.7cm