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Drug Price Regulation

  • Jean-Michel Josselin
  • Laurie Rachet Jacquet
  • Véronique Raimond
  • Lise Rochaix
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_714-1


Drug prices are regulated in a legal framework that organizes the negotiation between pharmaceutical firms and a third-party payer responsible for healthcare reimbursement. This regulation aims at compensating for market failures associated with drug specificities. Explicit economic reasoning through the so-called health technology assessment framework is increasingly embedded in the institutional and administrative process of the evaluation procedure leading to market access, pricing and reimbursement for new drugs.


Health Technology Assessment Drug Price National Health Insurance Scheme Sickness Fund Pharmaceutical Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Josselin
    • 1
  • Laurie Rachet Jacquet
    • 2
  • Véronique Raimond
    • 3
  • Lise Rochaix
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Rennes 1 and CREM UMR-CNRSRennesFrance
  2. 2.HospinnomicsParis School of EconomicsParisFrance
  3. 3.Haute Autorité de santéSaint-DenisFrance