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Health Economists Meet the Fourth Tempter: Drog Dependency and Scientific Discourse

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  • Evans, R.G.
  • Barer, M.
  • Morgan, S.

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Over the past decade, the 'pharmacoeconomics' phenomenon has incited a stream of commentaries about the economic evaluation of drugs, conflicts of interest and ways of retaining respectability for this component of health economics profession. Private coporations now finance so many aspects of health economics, however, that the profession as a whole runs the risk of being co-opted.

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  • Evans, R.G. & Barer, M. & Morgan, S., 2000. "Health Economists Meet the Fourth Tempter: Drog Dependency and Scientific Discourse," Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 2000:16r, University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research..
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    1. Don Husereau & Anthony Culyer & Peter Neumann & Philip Jacobs, 2015. "How do Economic Evaluations Inform Health Policy Decisions for Treatment and Prevention in Canada and the United States?," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 13(3), pages 273-279, June.
    2. McMahon, Meghan & Morgan, Steve & Mitton, Craig, 2006. "The Common Drug Review: A NICE start for Canada?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 77(3), pages 339-351, August.

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    Keywords

    HEALTH POLICY;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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