High-Cost Medicines: Access, Affordability, and Prices

Syed Shahzad Hasan, Chia Siang Kow, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

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Access to high-cost medicines is a fundamental human right, but often patients do not have access to these medicines and their use comes at a high price. This chapter explores patients' access to high-cost medicines in different parts of the world, particularly in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. The chapter discusses the affordability and strategies to improve access to high-cost medicines. Several studies included in the chapter have demonstrated that there are huge variations in pricing and coverage policies between countries impacting on access.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer Ud-Din Babar
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127360
ISBN (Print)9780128127353
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019


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