Medicine prices


This website contains a database of the results of over 50 surveys, along with survey reports and other information about the prices of medicines in different countries. The surveys were carried out following the publication by Health Action International and the World Health Organization (Department of Medicine Policy and Standards) of a working draft manual to collect and analyse the prices people pay for a selection of important medicines across sectors and regions in a country, as well as medicine availability, treatment affordability and all price components in the supply chain (taxes, mark-ups etc.) in 2003. Governments, NGOs and others concerned about the prices of medicines are encouraged to undertake a survey using the methodology outlined in the manual because reliable data is seen as the first step to exploring policy options and taking action to reduce prices and improve availability

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