Can health insurance coverage explain the generic competition paradox?
AbstractIn the context of a three-stage model with consumers differing in their health insurance coverage, the paper shows that there exist conditions under which the price of brand-name drugs increases following the entry of generic drugs.
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Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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