Pharmaceutical policies in European countries.

  title={Pharmaceutical policies in European countries.},
  author={Pedro Pita Barros},
  journal={Advances in health economics and health services research},
  • Pedro Pita Barros
  • Published 2010 in
    Advances in health economics and health services…
PURPOSE Pharmaceutical expenditures have an important role in Europe. The attempts to control expenditure have used a wide range of policy measures. We reviewed the main measures adopted by the European Union countries, especially in countries where governments are the largest third-party payers. METHODOLOGY To complement a literature review on the topic, data was gathered from national reviews of health systems and direct inquiries to several government bodies. FINDINGS Almost all… CONTINUE READING