Report Available Free to Reporters                 from Analyst Firm Decision Resources, Inc.    What: Report entitled International Review of Pharmacoeconomics,              Pricing, and Reimbursement News in the Second Half of 2003              available free to the media    Who:      Analyst Neil Grubert, M.A., author of the report, will be              available to speak to media    How:       Available by phone  

Decision Resources is making available a report analyzing the impact country-specific pricing and reimbursement efforts have on the world pharmaceutical industry. The report is free to reporters only and can be obtained by contacting Liz Marshall at Decision Resources at 781-296-2563 or

The report focuses on legislation and reforms of drug pricing and reimbursement policy that occurred in the second half of 2003. It discusses the measures that health care payers are using to curb their drug expenditures and improve patient access to medications. The report includes information on the following developments:

  -- The United States and Germany enacted laws that are likely to have a      profound and lasting impact on their health care systems.   -- The European Union made significant progress with a wide-ranging review      of pharmaceutical law.   -- France introduced important new cost-containment measures.   -- Italy laid the foundation for a new medicines agency and new      reimbursement rules.   -- Spain intensified reference pricing.   -- The United Kingdom invited suggestions on the future shape of      pharmaceutical price controls.   -- Japan prepared for a regular biennial price revision.  

Author Neil Grubert, M.A., analyst at Decision Resources, is available to speak about these updates and explain their impact on the pharmaceutical industry. To speak with Mr. Grubert, please contact Liz Marshall at Decision Resources at 781-296-2563 or

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