Access to Medicine Index
June 2008The Access to Medicine Index is a comprehensive database of major pharmaceutical companies' efforts to help improve access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries. By bringing transparency to the industry, the index aims to further engage private investors and the pharmaceutical companies and, in doing so, to encourage collaboration with other stakeholders.
Research for the index draws on numerous sources and rates the data against dozens of carefully chosen criteria. Companies themselves were invited to verify data accuracy, and independent world experts reviewed a draft research report. This first edition of the index demonstrates clearly that there are large differences within the pharmaceutical industry as a whole.
Download: Access to Medicine 2008 Report (PDF, 1.88 M)
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