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OHE Lunchtime Seminar: Price Regulation of Generics and Drug Shortages

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Aslam Anis on ‘Price Regulation of Generics and Drug Shortages’ to be held on 27th November 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Generic pharmaceutical markets in Canada are subject to various ‘price-cap’ regulations referred to as the maximum allowable list price (MALP). When the MALP is set to high, the drug plans overpay. Conversely, when the MALP is set too low, firms either don’t enter the market, or exit the market often creating drug shortages. Drug shortages are an increasing concern in Canada and globally and it has been argued that one of the explanations for sudden shortages is the price pressures put on the generic drug industry. To address these shortcomings of the MALP, the pCPA implemented the “tiered-pricing” framework for new generic drugs in 2014, under which the MALP is initially set high and declines as the number of generic firms supplying the market increases.
In the seminar, Dr. Aslam Anis will discuss on the findings of his current research evaluating the impact of the pCPA tiered pricing framework on generic entry, the resulting drug expenditure levels from a drug plans’ perspective and, more importantly, the implications of price-capping policies on drug shortages.
Dr. Aslam Anis is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health of the University of British Columbia. He is also the Director of the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Anis is one of Canada’s most distinguished health economists who has conducted numerous studies assessing the impact of various types of regulatory instruments and policies on the pharmaceutical marketplace in Canada. This includes price-cap regulations on brand-name and generic drug prices and their impact on the pharmaceutical market dynamics in Canada.
View the full seminar invite here.
The seminar will be held in the Sir Alexander Fleming Room, Southside, 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT. A buffet lunch will be available from 12 p.m. The seminar will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. and finish promptly at 2 p.m.
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November 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT
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Office of Health Economics
Southside, 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street
London, SW1E 6QT United Kingdom
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