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La tarification au prix de référence : quel impact sur le marché pharmaceutique ?

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  • Elise Verpillot

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Increases in national pharmaceutical spending have led governments to adopt new measures aimed at promoting price competition. One such approach to regulate the pharmaceutical market is reference pricing. A reference price system categorises products into groups so that the reference price is the maximum reimbursement of the third party payer for all products in that group. Using a vertical product differentiation model, we deduce that the reference price system can generate a drug price cut. However the impact on public expenditures is uncertain.

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  • Elise Verpillot, 2009. "La tarification au prix de référence : quel impact sur le marché pharmaceutique ?," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 119(5), pages 795-816.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_195_0795
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    1. Abecassis, Philippe & Coutinet, Nathalie, 2015. "Médicaments génériques : pivot de la reconstruction de l’industrie pharmaceutique," Revue de la Régulation - Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, Association Recherche et Régulation, vol. 17.

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