Drug policy: making effective drugs available without bankrupting the healthcare system.

@article{Laupacis2002DrugPM,
  title={Drug policy: making effective drugs available without bankrupting the healthcare system.},
  author={Andreas Laupacis and Geoffrey Anderson and Bernie O'brien},
  journal={HealthcarePapers},
  year={2002},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={12-30}
}
To the extent possible, drug policy should be based upon good quality evidence. This must extend beyond the traditional focus on efficacy and safety in carefully selected patients, to evidence about real-world effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of drugs. This paper will consider methods of improving the quality of the evidence currently available, and the implications of requiring that evidence. Historically, there has been a direct link between research evidence and policy at the… CONTINUE READING

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