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.
Further information on the report can be found in the attached executive summaries (in Finnish and in English).
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).