Income-Based Price Subsidies, Parallel Imports and Markets Access to New Drugs for the Poor
AbstractIn health markets, government policies tend to subsidise poorer groups. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the implications of an income-based subsidy policy on the incentives of countries to implement price arbitrage and of firms to provide market access to poorer groups.
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