Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Launching prices for new pharmaceuticals in heavily regulated and subsidized markets

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Jaume Puig (U. Pompeu Fabra) and Beatriz Gonzalez Lopez-Valcarcel (U. de las Palmas de GC) analyze Launching prices for new pharmaceuticals in heavily regulated and subsidized markets.

ABSTRACT: This paper provides empirical evidence on the explanatory factors affecting introductory prices of new pharmaceuticals in a heavily regulated and highly subsidized market. We collect a data set consisting of all new chemical entities launched in Spain between 1997 and 2005, and model launching prices. We found that, unlike in the US and Sweden, therapeutically "innovative" products are not overpriced relative to "imitative" ones. Price setting is mainly used as a mechanism to adjust for inflation independently of the degree of innovation. The drugs that enter through the centralized EMA approval procedure are overpriced, which may be a consequence of market globalization and international price setting.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2012/08/launching-prices-for-new-pharmaceuticals-in-heavily-regulated-and-subsidized-markets.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01676850313b970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Launching prices for new pharmaceuticals in heavily regulated and subsidized markets:

Comments

Post a comment