Demand and Price Dynamics within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

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


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.

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

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI No. 6
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords PBS, drug pricing, generic brands, patent
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