WHO, Stakeholders Take ‘First Step’ On Fair Pricing For Medicines | Intellectual Property Watch

The World Health Organization has concluded a major one-day forum on fair pricing of medicines, bringing a wide range of stakeholders together in Amsterdam and coming up with several possible actions for the way ahead. Key points of discussion included a definition of fair pricing, moving away from value-based pricing, delinkage of price from research and development costs, and greater transparency, according to participants.

The 11 May Fair Pricing Forum was hosted by the government of the Netherlands, and began with a reception on the night before. The agenda is available here, and a background story by Intellectual Property Watch is available here (IPW, Public Health, 1 March 2017).

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