Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies in Canada [E-Book] / Valérie Paris and Elizabeth Docteur
Paris, Valérie.
Docteur, Elizabeth.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2006
91 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Health Working Papers ; 24
Social Issues/Migration/Health
Full Text
This paper describes and assesses pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies in Canada, considering them in the context of the broader policy and market environment in which they operate, and investigating their role in contributing to Canada’s achievements in meeting a range of objectives relating to the pharmaceutical policy. The federal government regulates prices of patented pharmaceutical products with the objective of protecting consumers against excessive prices. Regulation has very likely been responsible for bringing Canada’s prices for patented medicines roughly in line with European comparators. Prices of generic products, which are not regulated, are relatively high although high...