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Prescribing cultures and pharmaceutical policy in the Asia-Pacific /
edited by Karen Eggleston
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Stanford, CA : Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, c2009
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xiv, 424 p. : ill ; 23 cm
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1931368163, 9781931368162
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Stanford, CA : Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, c2009
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1931368163
9781931368162
contents note
Foreword / Michael R. Reich -- Introduction / Karen Eggelston -- 1. Pharmaceutical policy in South Korea / Soonman Kwon -- 2. The economics of pharmaceutical pricing and physician prescribing in Japan / Toshiaki Iizuka -- 3. The political economy of incrementally separating prescription from dispensation in Japan / Naoko Tomita -- 4. Pharmaceutical policy in Thailand : a review of three decades of government interventions / Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin -- 5. Pharmaceutical policy in Taiwan / Chee-Ruey Hsieh -- 6. Regulation and the politics of pharmaceuticals in Australia / Hans Lofgren -- 7. The Australian pharmaceutical subsidy gambit : transmuting deadweight loss and oligopoly rents to consumer surplus / Mark Johnston and Richard Zeckhauser -- 8. The evolution of modern Indian pharmaceuticals / Chirantan Chatterjee -- 9. Pharmaceutical policy and health reform in China / Yiyong Yang -- 10. Streamlining China's pharmaceutical distribution channels / Mingzhi Li and Kai Reimers -- 11. Pharmaceutical policy and the appropriate use of medicines in China / Qiang Sun and Qingyue Meng -- 12. Pharmaceutical pricing in China / Yanfen Huang and Yiyong Yang -- 13. Challenges to China's pharmaceutical industry and their policy implications / Wei Wilson Zhang and Xue Liu -- 14. China's underdeveloped drug regulation regime: a threat to global safety? / Michael A. Santoro and Caitlin M. Liu -- 15. Ayurvedic pharmaceutical products : government policy, marketing rhetoric, and rational use / Maarten Bode -- 16. Physicians and pharmacists in comparative historical perspective : the case of South Korea / Karen Eggelston and Bong-Min Yang -- 17. Prescribing patterns in Australia : determinants and implications for the Asia-Pacific / Siaw-Teng Liaw -- 18. Insurance systems in the Asia-Pacific Region : improving appropriate use of and access to medicines / Anita Wagner and Dennis Ross-Degnan - 19. Debating drug access and R&D incentives / John H. Barton -- 20. Encouraging innovative treatment for neglected diseases through priority review vouchers / Henry G. Grabowski, David B. Ridley, and Jeffrey L. Moe -- Conclusion: a critical review of the dynamics and regulation of Asian pharmaceutical industries / F. M. Scherer
general note
"This book represents the inagural work of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) at Stanford University"--P. ix
abstract
The first section of this report analyzes pharmaceutical policy in China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, and India. The second section focuses on two cross-cutting themes: differences in "prescribing cultures" and physician dispensing; and the challenge of balancing access to drugs with incentives for innovation -- p. [4] of cover
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7284354
 
Includes bibliographical references and index
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Karen Eggleston directs the Asia Health Policy Program at Shorenstein APARC. She is also a fellow at the Stanford Center for Health Policy. A former Fulbright scholar in South Korea, Eggleston has also studied in China and has served as a consultant to the World Bank on health service delivery in China.
Summaries
Main Description
Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally and at the same time deeply rooted in local culture. Prescribing Cultures examines how pharmaceuticals and their regulation play an important and often contentions role in the health systems of the Asia-Pacific. The first section of this timely book analyzes pharmaceutical policy in China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, and India. The second section focuses on two cross-cutting themes: differences in "prescribing cultures" and physician dispensing; and the challenge of balancing access to drugs with incentives for innovation. The book's contributors discuss important issues for U.S. policy. These include such hot-button topics as drug imports from Asia, regulation of global supply chains to assure drug safety and quality, new legislation to encourage development of drugs for neglected diseases, and the impact that decisions about pricing, regulation, and bilateral trade agreements have on access to medicines at home and abroad. In Prescribing Cultures, pharmaceutical policy reveals the economic trade-offs, political compromises, and historical trajectories that shape health systems. Prescribing Cultures also illustrates how cultural legacies shape and are shaped by the forces of globalization, and thus will be of interest to students and scholars well beyond the confines of health policy. Book jacket.
Main Description
Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally, yet deeply rooted in local culture. Prescribing Cultures examines how pharmaceuticals and their regulation play an important and often contentious role in the health systems of the Asia-Pacific. The first section of this timely book --which includes a foreword by Michael Reich of Harvard University --addresses pharmaceutical policy in China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, and India. The second section focuses on two crosscutting themes: differences in "prescribing cultures," especially among physicians, who are the primary dispensers of medicine in Asia, and the challenge of balancing access to drugs with incentives for innovation. The book's contributors discuss important issues for U.S. policy, notably drug imports from Asia, regulation of global supply chains to assure drug safety and quality, and new legislation to encourage development of drugs for neglected diseases. In Prescribing Cultures, pharmaceutical policy serves as a window into the economic trade-offs, political compromises, and cultural legacies that shape regional and global health systems.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 3
Pharmaceutical Policy In Seven Asia-Pacific Health-Care Systems
South Korea
Pharmaceutical Policy in South Koreap. 31
Japan
The Economics of Pharmaceutical Pricing and Physician Prescribing in Japanp. 47
The Political Economy of Incrementally Separating Prescription from Dispensation in Japanp. 61
Thailand
Pharmaceutical Policy in Thailand: A Review of Three Decades of Government Interventionsp. 79
Taiwan
Pharmaceutical Policy in Taiwanp. 109
Australia
Regulation and the Politics of Pharmaceuticals in Australiap. 129
The Australian Pharmaceutical Subsidy Gambit: Transmuting Deadweight Loss and Oligopoly Rents to Consumer Surplusp. 145
India
The Evolution of Modern Indian Pharmaceuticalsp. 163
China
Pharmaceutical Policy and Health Reform in Chinap. 179
Streamlining China's Pharmaceutical Distribution Channelsp. 183
Pharmaceutical Policy and the Appropriate Use of Medicines in Chinap. 197
Pharmaceutical Pricing in Chinap. 205
Challenges to China's Pharmaceutical Industry and Their Policy Implicationsp. 223
China's Underdeveloped Drug Regulation Regime: A Threat to Global Safety?p. 235
Cross-Cutting Themes
Prescribing Cultures
Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Products: Government Policy, Marketing Rhetoric, and Rational Usep. 251
Physicians and Pharmacists in Comparative Historical Perspective: The Case of South Koreap. 267
Prescribing Patterns in Australia: Determinants and Implications for the Asia-Pacificp. 281
Access and Innovation
Insurance Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region: Improving Appropriate Use of and Access to Medicinesp. 313
Debating Drug Access and R&D Incentivesp. 337
Encouraging Innovative Treatment for Neglected Diseases through Priority Review Vouchersp. 347
Conclusion: A Critical Review of the Dynamics and Regulation of Asian Pharmaceutical Industriesp. 367
Indexp. 387
About the Contributorsp. 415
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