Prices and availability of locally produced and imported medicines in Ethiopia and Tanzania

by M. Ewen, W. Kaplan, T. Gedif et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 2017 10:7 – Published: 16 January 2017

9 pp. 448 kB

Numerous governments in low- and middle-income countries support local medicine production, but little evidence has previously been available on the impact on medicine prices and availability. The study found that local production of medicines does not necessarily result in lower prices for patients. This finding is based on surveys in Tanzania and Ethiopia, undertaken using a new tool the authors developed to measure and compare the availability and prices of locally-produced and imported medicines.

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