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Are Important Innovations Rewarded? Evidence from Pharmaceutical Markets

Margaret K. Kyle ()
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Margaret K. Kyle: MINES ParisTech (CERNA), PSL Research University and CEPR

Review of Industrial Organization, 2018, vol. 53, issue 1, 211-234

Abstract: Abstract This paper focuses on the relationship between therapeutic value and different measures of market rewards: the number of patents, price, market share, and revenues. Using an assessment of therapeutic value that is provided by the French Haute Authorité de Santé (HAS), I find a weak relationship between most measures of rewards and this assessment of therapeutic value, which suggests that the returns to developing a “me-too” product are not very different from developing treatments with greater therapeutic effects. One interpretation is that the HAS score is a poor assessment of therapeutic value, in which case the use of similar health technology assessments by governments and other payers should be re-examined. Alternatively, if the HAS score is informative, the results suggest that countries are overspending on less innovative products, and that a re-balancing of innovation incentives may be worth considering if therapeutic value is highly related to social welfare.

Keywords: Innovation; Intellectual property; Pharmaceuticals; Regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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