International pharmaceutical spending controls: France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Gross, David J
Date of Pub
Glavin, Sarah L; Perez, James; Ratner, Jonathan
France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom each use different types of policies for controlling prescription drug spending.
Until recent years, these policies have relied heavily on regulating prices charged by drug manufacturers, with different
systems providing varying degrees of pricing freedom. While these policies appear to have brought some degree of price restraint,
they have not prevented continued growth in prescription drug spending. As a result, each country is supplementing its policies
with measures aimed at physicians and consumers and targeted at reducing a perceived over-utilization of pharmaceutical products.
Comparative Study : Cost Control/legislation & jurisprudence : Cost Sharing : Drug Costs/legislation & jurisprudence : Drug
Industry/economics/legislation & jurisprudence : Drug Utilization/trends : Eligibility Determination : France : Germany :
Great Britain : Health Policy/economics/legislation & jurisprudence : Inflation, Economic/trends : Insurance, Pharmaceutical
Services/utilization : National Health Programs/economics : State Medicine/economics