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Pragmatic decolonial moves: African-Atlantic writers within a minor literature

Oumar Diogoye Diouf, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the extent of competition between generic products and therapeutic substitutes under different regulatory regimes in the European Union (EU) pharmaceutical industry. In particular, this study investigates generic competition among the five largest European pharmaceutical markets; the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with comprehensive IMS data for 10 years (1994-2003), in order to estimate the effect of generic entry on drug prices at the product level. This analysis finds that generic entry has a negative effect on prices in countries with free pricing originator market, whereas in EU countries with strict price and reimbursement regulation, generic competition is ineffective and/or counterproductive. Fewer generics and less competitive late entrants are consistent with incentives in regulated environments: low regulated prices for originator products discourage generic entry following patent expiration. These findings suggest that regulation of both manufacturers' prices and retail pharmacy prices undermines price competition in the off-patent sector, and that budgetary savings from generic price competition are not realized in countries with strict regulatory systems. ^

Subject Area

Literature, Comparative|African American Studies|Literature, African|Literature, Caribbean|Literature, American

Recommended Citation

Diouf, Oumar Diogoye, "Pragmatic decolonial moves: African-Atlantic writers within a minor literature" (2014). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3618567.