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La distribuzione dei farmaci tra progetti di riforma e incertezze

Pammolli, Fabio and Salerno, Nicola C. La distribuzione dei farmaci tra progetti di riforma e incertezze. Economia e Politica Industriale, 38 (2). pp. 125-148. ISSN 0391-2078 (2011)

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The paper provides a detailed description of the legal and regulatory framework that governs Italian pharmacies and the retail distribution of pharmaceuticals, as well as the government’s recent attempts to reform and modernize the system. The picture to emerge is a clear example of an over-regulated market closed to competition; in fact, while the declared intention is to protect the public health and citizens, the regulatory machinery appears designed precisely to favor the interests of incumbent pharmacies and pharmacists. In conclusion, the paper proposes some policy guidelines, also based on the considerations, suggestions and provisions that both the Italian Antitrust and the European Commission have been developing over the past few years.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.3280/POLI2011-002007
Additional Information: JEL Codes: L11, L13, L43, I11, I18, K21, K32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Farmacie, prodotti farmaceutici, concorrenza, riforme strutturali, economia e diritto, Pharmacies, pharmaceuticals, competition, structural reforms, law and economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2011 14:40
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/669

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