WHO urges Europeans to work together to counter high drug prices

March 26, 2015 12:40 PM

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WHO urges Europeans to work together to counter high drug prices

LONDON (Reuters) - European governments need to be better at sharing expertise about the cost-effectiveness of new medicines to counter the budget strains posed by the arrival of a wave of costly drugs, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Only a few countries across Europe have robust systems in place to evaluate whether drugs are worth using at the prices asked by manufacturers, the WHO said.

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