New research published today by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) shows that the UK uses branded medicines less per person than many other countries but tends to use older rather than the latest medicines. This means that fewer patients in the UK are receiving new, innovative medicines than the average in a range of comparable, developed countries.
The report, International Comparison of Medicines Usage: Quantitative Analysis was compiled by the Office of Health Economics (OHE) and updates the 2010 Richards Report which examined the extent and causes of variations in international medicines use....show more
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