Drug supply challenges for a small country
- At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
- Type: Presentation
- By: PLANT, Elizabeth (Taranaki District Health Board, Pharmacy, New Plymouth, New Zealand)
New Zealand (population 4 million people) has been very active in containing annual increases in drug expenditure, achieving in 1998-2002 a negative 1% growth, using the.two main approaches of demand and supply side management to manage primary care pharmaceuticals. This is carried out by the government agency PHARMAC (The Pharmaceutical.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.