Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

Andrew Coburn

Keywords

Pharmaceuticals - Armenia, pharmaceutical regulation, Muskie School of Public Service

Abstract

Although the pharmaceutical sector in Armenia is currently mainly established, some challenges still cause a big concern. Such facts as a lack of important policies on pharmaceuticals, an outdated legislation and a lack of regulation suggest that the pharmaceutical policy process in Armenia is not effective enough and its insufficient effectiveness is one of the most important barriers for successful implementation of pharmaceutical reforms in the country. The goal of this capstone was to analyze pharmaceutical policy process in Armenia and other Newly Independent States and to develop recommendations for Armenia. Data and information were obtained from publication searches and unpublished sources; two interviews with key informants were conducted – one from Armenia and one from Russia.

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