Η αγορά φαρμάκου στην Ελλάδα και η φαρμακευτική δαπάνη
The pharmaceutical market in Greece and the expenditure
Νικολακοπούλου, Βασιλική Α.
SubjectΦαρμακευτική βιομηχανία και εμπόριο -- Ελλάδα ; Φαρμακεία -- Χρηματοοικονομική ανάλυση ; Φάρμακα -- Τιμές και πώληση
This essay was submitted as part of acquisition of the degree of Master in Arts in Economics and Business Strategy of the Department of Economics in University of Piraeus. Its purpose is to provide the necessary knowledge to the reader in order to understand the pharmaceutical market and its role in social and economic life. To achieve this objective, in this essay the drug market is determined, analyzing the structure of supply through the several branches that form the chain of production and distribution, and the demand for drugs, analyzing the factors that affect it. The evolving economic crisis has brought to light the issue of the ever-increasing pharmaceutical expenditure. In this essay the factors that contribute to the raise of the pharmaceutical expenditure are analyzed, factors that address both to the supply and to the demand for drugs. Moreover, there is an introduction of the actions taken since 2009 to confront the increasing costs. The essay concludes with a critical assessment of the measures taken to reduce pharmaceutical expenditure and the changes that occurred in the pharmaceutical market.