Generic Drugs: International Trends and Policy Developments in Australia

Lofgren, Hans (2002) Generic Drugs: International Trends and Policy Developments in Australia. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


The use of relatively inexpensive generic drugs is a topical theme in pharmaceutical policy and regulation internationally. This paper addresses, first, the role of generics in international markets, and the experience of reference pricing programs. Second, the paper examines the development of generics policy in Australia, and seeks to delineate, in broad terms, present policy challenges.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Project Equity, Sustainability and Industry Development Working Paper Series

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI No. 10
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords PBS, generic drugs, Australia, generics
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