Avance’s Economics and Policy team has published a detailed proposal for alleviating the regulation of pharmacies in Finland and an assessment of the proposed change’s short- and long-term effects. The report, Renewing the Regulation of Pharmacies in Finland – Assessing the Impact of the Proposed Reform, indicates that access to pharmaceuticals would improve, prices would fall, and innovative new practices would become more prevalent.
A PowerPoint presentation summarizing the findings can be downloaded here (in Finnish only).
A full copy of the report can be downloaded here (in Finnish only).
See also Kauppalehti’s story on the report (in Finnish).