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2014-06-21 12:20:21

DALLAS, June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketOptimizer.org offers "CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape - Vietnam" and "CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape - Philippines" market research reports in its store. The pharmaceutical market in Vietnam is set to increase at an impressive 15.4% CAGR to 2020 whereas the Philippines' pharmaceutical industry will grow at 9.4% CAGR to 2020. In Vietnam, the scarcity of...

2014-06-17 12:28:31

Given the Size and Growth of Colombia's Generic Sector There is Potential for Both Domestic and International Companies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Colombia has an attractive pharmaceutical market that should appeal to multinational companies looking for emerging growth opportunities. Colombia is experiencing increasing demand for pharmaceutical products as a result of the country's...

2013-04-09 12:49:41

Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal. "The pricing of medicines is now a game of negotiation, similar to buying a car at a dealership," says Steve Morgan, an expert in health policy at the University of British Columbia. "There's a list price equivalent to a manufacturer's suggested retail price; and then there's secret deals that everyone negotiates from there." In a study...

2012-10-01 16:58:30

A virtual monopoly held by some drug manufacturers in part because of the way treatment protocols work is among the reasons cancer drugs cost so much in the United States, according to a commentary by two Mayo Clinic physicians in the October issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Value-based pricing is one potential solution, they write. Cancer care is not representative of a free-market system, and the traditional checks and balances that make the free-market system work so...

2011-08-08 10:06:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmacy Choice and Access Now (PCAN) - a coalition of consumers, local businesses and pharmacists across the nation committed to preserving access to quality and affordable health care - today announced its formation in Illinois. PCAN aims to provide a voice to patients, health care providers and pharmacists throughout the state, while also maintaining quality, accessible care for pharmacy consumers on Medicaid and beyond. On...


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