Drug pricing and reimbursement information management: processes and decision making in the global economy

  title={Drug pricing and reimbursement information management: processes and decision making in the global economy},
  author={Dimitrios Tsourougiannis},
  journal={Journal of Market Access \& Health Policy},
  • D. Tsourougiannis
  • Published 1 January 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
ABSTRACT Background: Cost-containment initiatives are re-shaping the pharmaceutical business environment and affecting market access as well as pricing and reimbursement decisions. Effective price management procedures are too complex to accomplish manually. Prior to February 2013, price management within Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd was done manually using an Excel database. The system was labour intensive, slow to update, and prone to error. An innovative web-based pricing information… 


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