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Price Discrimination in Practice: The Market for Drugs in Egypt and the U.S

Rania Zaher Naguib ()
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Rania Zaher Naguib: Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo

No 20, Working Papers from The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology

Abstract: This paper attempts to analyze the medical and economical reasons that cause a difference in the price elasticity of patients' demand to drugs between Egypt and the United States of America. The study was based on two medicines produced by Pfizer (Lipitor and Viagra), with both of them available in Egypt as well as the United States. The result of this study reflected that Egyptians are more sensitive to the changes in price relative to Americans for both Lipitor and Viagra because of different economical and medical factors.

Keywords: Price Discrimination; Pharmaceutical Industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D42 I11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
Date: 2010-07
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