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International pharmaceutical price differences

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    The study compares manufacturer prices in Australia and seven other countries for 150 pharmaceuticals listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), as at 30 June 2000. The comprehensive study found that prices in the USA are between 80 to 160 per cent higher than in Australia, and prices in Canada, the UK and Sweden are around 50 per cent higher. Prices in Australia are closer to those in France, and about the same as those in Spain and New Zealand.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Others with number 0107004.

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    Date of creation: 23 Jul 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0107004

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    Keywords: pharmaceuticals - pricing - drugs - Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme - PBS - subsidy - price comparisons - therapeutic groups - molecules;

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    1. Quiggin, John, 2005. "How to kill a country? The US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, pharmaceuticals and intellectual property," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 151506, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    2. Gianluca Baio & Laura Magazzini & Antonio Nicita & Fabio Pammolli & Massimo Riccaboni, 2003. "Il Decreto DL 15/04/2002, n. 63 sul Contenimento della Spesa Farmaceutica," Working Papers 0-2003, Competitività Regole Mecati (CERM).
    3. Coenen, Michael & Haucap, Justus & Herr, Annika & Kuchinke, Björn A., 2011. "Wettbewerbspotenziale im deutschen Apothekenmarkt," DICE Ordnungspolitische Perspektiven 17, Heinrich‐Heine‐Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE).

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