Richard Manning presents new research findings in a session of the International Health Economics Association meeting in Boston on July 9. The session is "Pharmaceuticals and Medicinal Products: International Trends and Implications of Government Policies." Dr. Manning will present his paper “Lessons from Global Markets for Oncology Medications: Spending Trends and Sustainability Considerations across Different National Health Care Systems.”
Rising expenditures for pharmaceutical products is an important budgetary concern for developing economies. Oncology products is an important class of medications where cost is of particular concern. The research explores the question of whether expenditure trends for oncology products are sustainable from a health system perspective. Two related papers on which Dr. Manning is coauthor will also be presented in the session. These are, “An Economic Evaluation of International Policy Differences and Markets for Plasma-Derived Medications” and “Vaccination and GDP Growth Rates: Exploring the Links in a Conditional Convergence Framework.” For more information, see the conference website.