The World Bank, pharmaceutical policies, and health reforms in Latin America.

@article{Homedes2005TheWB,
  title={The World Bank, pharmaceutical policies, and health reforms in Latin America.},
  author={N{\'u}ria Homedes and Antonio Ugalde and Joan Forns},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={691-717}
}
Health care systems spend a relatively high percentage of their resources on the purchase of medicines, and the poor spend a disproportionate amount of their income on pharmaceuticals. There is ample evidence in the literature that drugs are very poorly used. World Bank-led health reforms aim at improving equity, efficiency, quality, and users' satisfaction, and it will be difficult to achieve these goals without making medicines accessible and affordable. The purpose of this article is to… CONTINUE READING

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