Cautionary notes on a global tiered pricing framework for medicines

Williams, Owain D., Ooms, Gorik and Hill, Peter S. (2015) Cautionary notes on a global tiered pricing framework for medicines. American Journal of Public Health, 105 7: 1290-1293. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302554

Author Williams, Owain D.
Ooms, Gorik
Hill, Peter S.
Title Cautionary notes on a global tiered pricing framework for medicines
Journal name American Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1541-0048
Publication date 2015-07-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302554
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 105
Issue 7
Start page 1290
End page 1293
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Public Health Association
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Recently, there has been a policy momentum toward creating a global tiered pricing framework, which would provide differentiated prices for medicines globally, based on each country’s capacity to pay. We studied the most influential proposals for a tiered pricing framework since the 1995 World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. We synthesized 6 critical questions to be addressed for a global framework to function and explored the many challenges of implementation. Although we acknowledge that there is the potential for an exceptional global commitment that would benefit both producers and those in developing countries in need of wider access to medicines, our greatest concern is to ensure that a global framework does not price out the poor from pharmaceutical markets nor threaten current flexibilities within the international patent regime.
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