Price, availability and affordability of medicines in Georgia-2009-2011

The present report unveils the findings of the study “Price, availability and affordability of medicines in Georgia” implemented over the course of three years- 2009-2011 in the capital Tbilisi and regional cities. The study was supported by the World Bank and the Open Society Institute.

The survey looked at availability and price of Innovative Brands and their equivalent low price generics, analyzed collected data by type of medicine, regional differences as well as by type of pharmacy. The survey also looks at medicine mark-ups and compares with mark-ups in European countries, measures affordability of standard treatments as percent of average subsistence monthly allowance and provides comparison of the standard treatments by innovative brands and equivalent low price generics.

The present report “Price, availability and affordability of medicines in Georgia” attempted to obtain reliable data on these aspects and documents tendencies of change over the course of three years. Over the course of three years the study covered almost all licensed pharmacies and 52 types of medications in the capital Tbilisi and regional cities.

The power point presentation document and brief study report can be viewed here (yet avaialble only in Georgian).

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