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Governing by drugs: Conniving patients, beguiled doctors and disciplining drugs
Department of Accounting at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5041-5018
2016 (English)In: Glocal Pharma: International brands and the imagination of local masculinity / [ed] Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren and Cecilia Åsberg, Routledge, 2016, 15-28 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In April 2001, the Swedish government decided to immediately remove Viagra from the public pharmaceutical reimbursement system (Swedish Book of Statutes 2001, 140). All patients who still wanted their use of these pharmaceuticals to be subsidized were henceforth required to submit individual applications for subsidy to the government itself.

This highly publicized and much-debated decision marked a clear break with the established practice whereby prescription drugs that were granted marketing approval were consistently included in the public pharmaceutical benefits scheme. Under this scheme, patients prescribed subsidized drugs paid only a portion of their direct cost. Following the government’s decision, Viagra was still available for purchase in pharmacies by those holding prescriptions, but the patients were now to assume the cost.....

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Routledge, 2016. 15-28 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132182DOI: 10.4324/9781315585185ISBN: 9781472481634 (print)ISBN: 9781315585185 (print)ISBN: 9781317126799 (print)OAI: diva2:1038997
Available from: 2016-10-20 Created: 2016-10-20 Last updated: 2016-10-21Bibliographically approved

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