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  • Simone Ghislandi
  • Patrizio Armeni
  • Claudio Jommi

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    We provide the first empirical results of the impact of GRP on prices in Italy and evidence that GRP cannot be held solely responsible for the often reported demand reallocation towards new and in-patent molecules. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The European Journal of Health Economics.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 959-969

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:14:y:2013:i:6:p:959-969

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    Keywords: Policy impact; Pharmaceutical policy; Reference pricing; Italy; I18; L51;

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