• Corpus ID: 40902735

Drug selection in a regulated society: the Norwegian experience.

  title={Drug selection in a regulated society: the Norwegian experience.},
  author={Olav M. Bakke},
  journal={Hospital formulary},
  volume={19 5},
          411-2, 415, 418 passim
  • O. Bakke
  • Published 1984
  • Medicine
  • Hospital formulary
Norway has strictly regulated the introduction and marketing of drugs for more than 50 years. The system is a state owned whole-sale monopoly with nationwide distribution. Marketing approvals must satisfy a medical "need" clause and are granted and reviewed every 5 years by the " Specialties ' Committee." Although clinical trials are not mandatory for drug approval, relative efficacy and benefit/risk considerations make them desirable. Assessment of clinical data is based on reviews by outside… 
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