The Impact of Pharmaceutical Pricing Policies on Pharmaceutical Innovation
This chapter describes the determinants of R&D in the pharmaceutical sector and the key factors that contribute to R&D decisions. It next considers the role played by pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in influencing the level and type of innovation. It evaluates the incentives and disincentives for investment in R&D that may be created by pricing and reimbursement policies, and considers the extent to which these policies also influence the level of financing available for investment.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2008-09-01