Competition in the German pharmacy market: an empirical analysis

Abstract

BACKGROUND Pharmaceutical products are an important component of expenditure on public health insurance in the Federal Republic of Germany. For years, German policy makers have regulated public pharmacies in order to limit the increase in costs. One reform has followed another, main objective being to increase competition in the pharmacy market. It is… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-407

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