Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems

  • Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Helle Håkonsen, Isabel Emmerick, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
    Pages 1-9
  3. Low and Lower Middle Income Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Muhammad Atif, Mahmood Ahmad, Quratulain Saleem, Louise Curley, Muhammad Qamar-uz-Zaman, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
      Pages 25-44
    3. Douglas Ball, Roderick Salenga
      Pages 45-73
    4. Tuan Anh Nguyen, Agnes Vitry, Elizabeth E. Roughead
      Pages 75-94
  4. Upper Middle Income Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Claudia Marcela Vargas-Pelaez, María Teresa Bürgin Drago, Angela Acosta, Mareni Rocha Farias
      Pages 97-121
    3. Vera Lucia Luiza, Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira, Gabriela Costa Chaves, Matthew B. Flynn, Jorge Antonio Zepeda Bermudez
      Pages 123-149
    4. Ruth Lopert
      Pages 151-168
    5. Yu Fang
      Pages 169-191
    6. Adriana Mendoza-Ruiz, Angela Acosta, Egdda Patricia Vanegas Escamilla, María Cristina Latorre Torres
      Pages 193-219
    7. Carlos E. Durán, Ruth Lucio, Joan Rovira
      Pages 221-236
    8. Faris El-Dahiyat, Louise Elizabeth Curley
      Pages 237-260
    9. Ramil Khabriev, Dmitry Meshkov, Liudmila Bezmelnitsyna, Sergey Cherkasov, Evgenya Berseneva, Shane Scahill
      Pages 261-283
    10. Fatima Suleman, Andy Gray
      Pages 285-302
  5. High Income Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Irmina Wlodarczyk, Shane L. Scahill
      Pages 305-328
    3. Alian A. Alrasheedy, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Zhi Yen Wong, Hisham Aljadhey, Saleh Karamah AL-Tamimi, Fahad Saleem
      Pages 329-347
    4. Sameer Dhingra, Sandeep Maharaj, Rian Marie Extavour, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
      Pages 349-363
    5. Ranya Hassan, Hafiz Alam Sher, Rabia Khokhar, Rabia Hussain
      Pages 365-379
  6. Further Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Warren Kaplan, Nikolina Boskovic, Daniel Flanagan, Serafina Lalany, Chia-Ying Lin, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
      Pages 405-430

About this book


A comprehensive and granular insight into the challenges of promoting rational medicine, this book serves as an essential resource for health policy makers and researchers interested in national medicines policies. Country-specific chapters have a common format, beginning with an overview of the health system and regulatory and policy environments, before discussing the difficulties in maintaining a medicines supply system, challenges in ensuring access to affordable medicines and issues impacting on rational medicine use. Numerous case studies are also used to highlight key issues and each chapter concludes with country-specific solutions to the issues raised. Written by highly regarded academics, the book includes countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.


Access to Medicines Medicines Regulation Medicines Use Pharmaceutical Health Services Pharmacoeconomics Pharmacovigilance Pharmacy Practice Low income countries Middle income countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacySchool of Applied Sciences, University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldNew Zealand

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