Financing pharmaceuticals in transition economies.

  title={Financing pharmaceuticals in transition economies.},
  author={Panos Kanavos},
  journal={Croatian medical journal},
  volume={40 2},
This paper (a) provides a methodological taxonomy of pricing, financing, reimbursement, and cost containment methodologies for pharmaceuticals; (b) analyzes complex agency relationships and the health versus industrial policy tradeoff; (c) pinpoints financing measures to balance safety and effectiveness of medicines and their affordability by publicly funded systems in transition; and (d) highlights viable options for policy-makers for the financing of pharmaceuticals in transition. Three… CONTINUE READING