A comparative study of insulin's pricing policy in the USA and the UK
Συγκριτική ανάλυση της πολιτικής κοστολόγησης της ινσουλίνης στις ΗΠΑ και το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο
Γκρίνια, Μένη Μαρία Ελβίρα
Gkrinia, Meni Maria Elvira
KeywordsΙνσουλίνη ; Πολιτική φαρμάκου ; Φαρμακευτική πολιτική ; ΗΠΑ ; Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο ; Διαβήτης
The paper at hand analyses the pricing policy of insulin in the USA and the United Kingdom, as well as the factors that shape it. It was also deemed meaningful to delve into the epidemiological profile of diabetes in the countries under investigation, in order to draw conclusions for the policy of each country. The main goal of the paper is to find the deeper causes of the pricing policy of insulin in the USA and the UK. Apart from that, another important aspect of analysis are the repercussions or consequences that a sufficient or insufficient policy may bear, in order to highlight its importance for the society’s prosperity. Through the analysis, we concluded that it is a wide range of historical, political, and economic factors that affects the pharmaceutical pricing policy in each country.