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Pharmaceutical Pricing in Europe

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How are medicine prices decided upon in European countries? Which challenges do policy makers face? Which role do reimbursement aspects play in the pricing process? Are there communalities and similarities between European countries? This chapter provides information on pharmaceutical pricing policies in 30 European countries, including all 28 European Union Member States. Key pricing policies at ex-factory price level as well as in the supply chain will be presented. Medicine price data will be provided as an illustrative snapshort.

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  • European Union
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • European Union Member State
  • Reimbursement Decision
  • Medicine Price

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Acknowledgements

We thank the members of the Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) network for providing on a regular basis over several years information about pricing and reimbursement policies in their country. We appreciate that they validated the correctness and up-to-dateness of country-specific data and information used in this section.

Furthermore, we are grateful to the Pharma Price Information (PPI) team at Gesundheit Österreich GmbH for sharing medicine price data to allow for illustrative examples.

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Vogler, S., Martikainen, J.E. (2015). Pharmaceutical Pricing in Europe. In: Babar, ZUD. (eds) Pharmaceutical Prices in the 21st Century. Adis, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12169-7_19

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