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Journal of Health Economics
To promote stockpiling of anti-viral drugs by non-government organizations such as hospitals, drug manufacturers have introduced Manufacturer Reserve Programs which, for an annual fee, provide the right to buy in the event of a severe outbreak of influenza. We show that these programs enhance drug manufacturer profits but could either increase or decrease the amount of pre-pandemic stockpiling of anti-viral drugs.
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pricing, pharmaceutical products, pandemic
Harrington, J. E., & Hsu, E. B. (2010). Stockpiling Anti-viral Drugs for a Pandemic: The Role of Manufacturer Reserve Programs. Journal of Health Economics, 29 (3), 438-444. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.02.004
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
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