Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals

Evidence from Scandinavia and Policy Proposals for Switzerland

  • Cédric Julien Poget

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Introduction

Parallel trade occurs if international price differences for identical products are high and a policy of regional or international exhaustion of the respective property right has been implemented in the high price country. The work by C. Poget analyses how parallel imports of pharmaceuticals are affecting end consumer prices and drug expenditures in three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Based on his observations he derives proposals for policy reforms in EU member countries and Switzerland.

Keywords

Import of Pharmaceuticals assessment drug drugs trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Cédric Julien Poget
    • 1
  1. 1.WWZBasel UniversityBasel

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8589-7
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8588-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8589-7
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Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods
Pharma