The price premium of generic to brand-names and pharmaceutical price index
The price premium of generic pharmaceuticals to brand-names is examined under different competitive market situations. The result of this study shows that the number, market share, and the age of both brand-name and generic products have the most explanatory power for explaining the price premium. This study further applies this method to a pharmaceutical price index in order to explain 'Drug Price Index Perplexities.'
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Volume (Year): 36 (2004)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
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