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Differential Pricing for Pharmaceuticals: Review of current knowledge, new findings and ideas for action

Pharmaceutical companies, global health donors and other stakeholders have increasingly recognized the need for a careful analysis of factors that restrict the use of differential pricing as a mechanism to improve access to medicines in the developing world without significantly compromising pharmaceutical company profits. The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned this report to identify interventions by pharmaceutical companies and global health donors that could lead to increased use of differential pricing and therefore better access to medicines. This report analyzes the existing literature on differential pricing, examines successful and unsuccessful examples of differential pricing and recommends actions for improvement.

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