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Pharma companies in Slovakia: Uncovering conflicts of interest

Two years ago, the leading German pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim, applied to Slovak authorities for its new anti-diabetes drug, Synjardy, to be covered by health insurance.  Drug manufacturers are keen for their medicine to be covered since it would reduce its price and therefore could sell more. Boehringer estimated in its application that within four […]

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Georgia: Market concentration in pharmaceutical sector drives up prices

Health care is an issue that affects everyone and expenses for medicines put a heavy burden on households, especially in developing countries. Georgia is no exception. Having inherited a bloated Soviet-style health care system, the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili has sought to reform the health care sector through large-scale privatizations. Seeking to shed light […]

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