Controlling the cost of drugs: the Canadian experience.
Fulda, Thomas K
Date of Pub
Dickens 3d, Paul F
In 1969 Canada began programs at both the national and provincial levels to lower prescription drug prices. These programs
may have contributed to a significant decline between 1970 and 1974 of 39 percent in the average price of 16 drugs selected
for study. During this time, the average price for the same drugs in the United States declined only 1.4 percent. One major
program, a change in the compulsory patent licensing, is described and analyzed. Other Canadian programs, designed to promote
competition in the drug industry, and their efforts are discussed.
Costs and Cost Analysis : Legislation, Drug : Canada : Comparative Study : Drug Industry/economics : Prescriptions, Drug/economics
: Therapeutic Equivalency : United States