Pharmaceutical policies in a crisis? Challenges and solutions identified at the PPRI Conference

Sabine Vogler, Nina Zimmermann, Alessandra Ferrario, Veronika J Wirtz, Kees de Joncheere, Hanne Bak Pedersen, Guillaume Dedet, Valérie Paris, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Scientific Programme Committee of the 2015 PPRI Conference

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In October 2015, the third international Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) Conference was held in Vienna to foster discussion on challenges in pricing and reimbursement policies for medicines. The research presented highlighted that commonly used pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement policies are not sufficiently effective to address current challenges. Conference participants called for fundamental reforms to ensure access to medicines, particularly to new and potentially more effective and/or safe medicines, while safeguarding the financial sustainability of health systems and working towards universal health coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Pricing
  • Reimbursement
  • Medicine prices
  • High-cost medicines
  • Biosimilars
  • Europe
  • Challenges
  • Debate
  • Cooperation


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