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News - published on 14 Nov 2016

New online: 2016 Access to Medicine Index

The 2016 Access to Medicine Index, published Monday, ranks 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on their efforts to improve access to medicine in low- and middle-income countries. It found that GSK, which leads the Index for the fifth time, performs best when it comes to matching its access activities with particular needs within the access to medicine agenda. Pharmaceutical companies are getting more sophisticated in the way they get products to poor people and are addressing global health priorities. However, good practice is limited to a narrow range of products and countries. Opportunities to expand such targeting of efforts are yet to be realised.

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