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Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy: Perspectives, Promises, and Problems

Stuart O. Schweitzer and Z. John Lu


Pharmaceuticals play a critical role in the raging debate over how best to advance and improve healthcare in the United States and the rest of the world. Using the analytical tools of economics, this book explores the conflicting priorities and aims of the biopharmaceutical industry. It starts out by describing the supply side of pharmaceuticals in all its forms, including the traditional pharmaceutical sector, the biotechnology sector, and the generic sector, as well as the increased blending among them. It next turns to the demand side, looking at the determinants of demand for pharmaceutica ... More

Keywords: pharmaceuticals, research and innovation, regulatory approval, pricing and reimbursement, competition, promotion, global markets, access, economic evaluation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190623784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190623784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart O. Schweitzer, author
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

Z. John Lu, author
Assistant Professor, Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics, California State University, Channel Islands