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Research Article

Quantifying the Impoverishing Effects of Purchasing Medicines: A Cross-Country Comparison of the Affordability of Medicines in the Developing World

  • Laurens M. Niëns mail,

    niens@bmg.eur.nl

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Alexandra Cameron,

    Affiliation: Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Ellen Van de Poel,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Margaret Ewen,

    Affiliation: Health Action International Global, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Werner B. F. Brouwer,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Technology Assessment and Institute for Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Richard Laing

    Affiliation: Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: August 31, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000333

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