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Norway and Denmark Sign Agreement on Joint Negotiations for Pharmaceutical Prices

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Norway

Country Correspondent: Marianne Storm

Like many other countries, Norway is exploring new ways of paying for expensive new drug therapies. In an effort to negotiate lower prices for certain medicines, Norwegian Health Minister Bent Høie has signed a letter of intent with Denmark to cooperate on price negotiations with drug manufacturers. The hope is that Norway and Denmark —small countries with 6 million or fewer residents each — will have more leverage when negotiating jointly.

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Publication Date: February 26, 2019