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Drug price setting and regulation in France

Nathalie Grandfils ()
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Nathalie Grandfils: IRDES Institute for research and information in health economics

No DT16, Working Papers from IRDES institut for research and information in health economics

Abstract: In France, drug prices have historically been regulated but approaches to setting and regulating prices have been evolving in recent years. In 2003, the prices of new outpatient drugs, which had hitherto been entirely regulated, were semi-liberalised, with drug companies setting prices in line with those in neighbouring countries; and in parallel with this in 2004, the prices of expensive drugs and/or drugs qualifying for reassignment must now also be set in line with European prices. In addition to this, price/volume regulation has recently been introduced. This document describes the price setting rules applicable to each drug category and discusses different measures for regulating drug price, particu-larly the conventional policies implemented under successive framework agreements. The regulatory path for medicines and the different actors involved are presented in an Appendix.

Keywords: Drugs; Regulation; Public Health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 L65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hea, nep-ind and nep-reg
Date: 2008-09, Revised 2008-09
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