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Demand and Price Dynamics within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Sweeny, Kim (2002) Demand and Price Dynamics within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper aims to provide some insight into the operations of the PBS by examining the markets for 3 categories of popular drugs that make a significant contribution to the overall cost of the PBS. While there are around 600 unique entities listed on the PBS, 30 of these were responsible for over half the cost of the PBS in 2000-01.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Pharmaceutical Industry Project Equity, Sustainability and Industry Development Working Paper Series

Uncontrolled Keywords: PBS, drug pricing, generic brands, patent
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 23:00
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:46
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15921
DOI: No. 6
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