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Dinamiche di mercato e intensità della concorrenza di prezzo nel segmento dei farmaci off patent - La posizione dell'Italia nel contesto europeo


  • Laura Magazzini

    () (Department of Economics, University of Verona)

  • Fabio Pammolli

    () (Politecnico di Milano and CERM Foundation - Competitività, Regole, Mercati)

  • Valentina Tortolini

    () (IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies)


Questa Nota è un insieme articolato di evidenze empiriche sull'evoluzione del mercato dei prodotti farmaceutici a brevetto scaduto (off patent) in Europa, con un focus sull'Italia. Lo studio esamina il mercato off patent nel suo complesso, prendendo in considerazione gli andamenti in prezzi e volumi di tutti i prodotti interessati dalla scadenza brevettuale. Dopo aver evidenziato le principali differenze tra Paesi in termini di composizione complessiva del mercato, lo studio si concentra sulla descrizione degli effetti della scadenza del brevetto su prezzi e volumi, a valore di prezzo ex factory. Le elaborazioni si riferiscono a una base di dati che copre oltre 300.000 prodotti commercializzati attraverso il canale di vendita retail in 15 Paesi Europei, estratti dal database MIDAS di IMS Health, per i 12 anni che vanno da aprile 2001 a marzo 2013.

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  • Laura Magazzini & Fabio Pammolli & Valentina Tortolini, 2014. "Dinamiche di mercato e intensità della concorrenza di prezzo nel segmento dei farmaci off patent - La posizione dell'Italia nel contesto europeo," Working Papers CERM 01-2014, Competitività, Regole, Mercati (CERM).
  • Handle: RePEc:ern:wpaper:01-2014

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    off patent; ex factory; pharmaceutical;

    JEL classification:

    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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