A Practical Approach to Pharmaceutical Policy (Directions in Development) by Andreas Seiter
English | June 17, 2010 | ISBN: 0821383868 | 240 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Pharmaceuticals are an essential component of health care. But for many people in low- and middle-income countries, access to the medicines they need to prevent or treat severe illnesses is limited. Typical problems are lack of availability, costs that exceed the individual’s purchasing power or lack of competent “agents” – health workers that are well trained to give the correct advice on which medicines to take. Pharmaceutical policy is the part of health policy that aims at addressing these problems and increasing access to safe, effective and affordable medicines for all patients. There are many obstacles against achieving these goals.