International Drug Regulatory Mechanisms explores the environment, organisation, structure, functioning, and finance of health systems and pharmaceutical markets in more than 20 different countries. Local experts describe each country's experiences with and lessons learned from the regulation of pharmaceutical products. This book will help government officials, pharmacy students and academics, and pharmaceutical industry leaders from around the globe identify and develop successful methods for controlling pharmaceutical drug prices and utilization. International Drug Regulatory Mechanisms explores the health care system of each country and each government's measures to control drug costs. This text shows what government interventions are feasible as well as effective, and the impact of these measures on consumers, government agencies, and the pharmaceutical companies and distributors. Drug policies, reimbursement concepts, and health insurance companies are all examined to provide a better working knowledge of the methodology and guidelines involving drug control in nations such as Iceland, Canada, Israel, Malaysia, Argentina, Taiwan, Mexico and Italy.
International Drug Regulatory Mechanisms is an extensive text that shows how pharmaceuticals are regulated throughout the world. Using numerous graphs, tables, and figures, this one-of-a-kind resource provides new insight into which strategies are superior and how to implement these strategies within any locality.