Category Archives: Price Transparency

Price transparency is exactly what the doctor ordered

Source: Washington Examiner 28th June, 2019   On behalf of doctors across America and their patients, I am writing to underscore the importance of the executive order President Trump signed this week on “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare.” Everyone … Continue reading

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UK government refuses to sign up to WHO pricing transparency resolution

Source: Pharmafile 4th June, 2019     The UK government has refused to sign up to a global resolution on transparency in drug pricing which urges governments to share information on the prices they pay for drugs. The draft resolution would … Continue reading

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Medicine price transparency is a sticky issue at WHA

Source: Health-E-News 27th May, 2019   The World Health Assembly reports that universal health coverage is gaining momentum, but many governments are intent on keeping their medicine prices secret. For 10 years, Bolu Rambhav Omble, a 65-year-old labourer from Pune in … Continue reading

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Little Progress Over Price Transparency Resolution; Negotiators Behind Closed Doors

Source: Health Policy Watch 27th May, 2019   Secrecy was the watchword Friday as countries huddled together behind closed doors trying to reach agreement on a WHA resolution that would shed more sunshine on the real prices of medicines in … Continue reading

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Price Transparency In Medicines Markets – Scrutinizing Evidence Behind The Claims

Source: Health Policy Watch 27th May, 2019   As the debate over a draft resolution supporting greater price transparency for medicines in national and global markets intensifies, with closed-door consultations among countries at the 72nd World Health Assembly continuing late into the night, … Continue reading

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States face mounting calls to improve drug price transparency

Source: Brecorder 27th May, 2019   Governments attending the World Health Organization’s annual meeting faced mounting pressure on Thursday to adopt a resolution to improve drug price transparency, which has faced resistance from several key states. Nearly 50 civil society groups, … Continue reading

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Several Ministers Of Health Speak Up For Drug Market Transparency, Lower Prices At WHA Side Event

Source: Health Policy Watch 21st May, 2019   The room holding the high-level side event on transparency of pharmaceutical product markets was overflowing today – with dozens of people standing to hear the speakers – many of them ministers of … Continue reading

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