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Pharmaceutical Economics

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FSPH Faculty Members Connected to this Publication: 

William S. Comanor, Stuart O. Schweitzer

Pharmaceutical Economics begins with an investigation of the structure of the industry and its three main components:

  • The research firms which produce innovative products;
  • The generic drug industry and its expanding role;
  • and the biotech industry, which is regarded as the future for pharmaceuticals.

Further sections discuss topics including demand and incentives, pricing and regulation.The book contains a large number of important readings in the area of pharmaceutical economics and policy, and is essential reading for anybody seeking a more thorough understanding of this vital sector of every country's health system.