How Drug Prices Are Negotiated


(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Switzerland's pharmaceutical sector supplies drugs worldwide, but not all countries receive them with the same price tag. Here's why.

This content was published on April 23, 2024 - 09:00 1 minute

Céline joined swissinfo in 2018 as video journalist for the 'Nouvo in English' project, just after graduating from the Academie du journalisme et des medias (AJM) at the University of Neuchâtel. Originally from Ticino, she's been filming, writing and interviewing people all over Switzerland since she got her first reporter badge at 11 during a school camp.

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Jessica covers the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to big global companies and their impact in Switzerland and abroad. She's always looking for a Swiss connection with her native San Francisco and will happily discuss why her hometown has produced some of the greatest innovations but can't seem to solve its housing crisis.

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  • Deutsch de Wie kommen Medikamentenpreise zustande? Read more: Wie kommen Medikamentenpreise zustande?
  • Français fr Qui décide du prix des médicaments et comment? Read more: Qui décide du prix des médicaments et comment?
  • Italiano it Chi decide il prezzo dei farmaci e come Read more: Chi decide il prezzo dei farmaci e come
  • Português pt O que determina o preço dos remédios? Read more: O que determina o preço dos remédios?
  • 日本語 ja 薬の値段はどうやって決まる? Original Read more: 薬の値段はどうやって決まる?
  • العربية ar من يحدد أسعار الأدوية؟ Read more: من يحدد أسعار الأدوية؟
  • 中文 zh 药品由谁定价?如何定价? Read more: 药品由谁定价?如何定价?

The process of determining the value of a new drug is long, partly confidential, and many factors play an important role. Governments, health insurers and other payers all have their say in finalising the list price the manufacturer announces.

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