Report Concerning the Manufacture, Distribution and Sale of Drugs

Report Concerning the Manufacture, Distribution and Sale of Drugs

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Publication Info

  • Publisher: Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, Department of Justice
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1963
  • Place Published: Ottawa
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    RTPC No. 24. xxv, 572, [6], 290 p. 25 cm. Grey card covers with black print. Notation in black marker on front cover and spine. Small tear in title page. Combines Investigation Act. Topics: pharmaceutical nomenclature; classification of drugs; drug manufacturing industry; medical research in Canada; patents; quality control; inspection of drugs; tariffs and sales tax; duplication and premature promotion of drugs; cost of advertising and trade promotion; efficiency of advertising and promotion from a business point of view; alternative methods of disseminating information on new drugs; social value of advertising and promotional expenditures by drug manufacturers; channels of distribution and the structure of drug prices; purchases of drugs by hospitals; changes in manufacturers' list prices subsequent to survey made by director; factors having an influence on prices; profits of drug manufacturing firms in Canada; retail pharmacies; retail pricing of drugs; comparative prices of drugs in Canada and other countries; the use of proper or brand names in prescribing drugs for patients outside hospitals and its significance; the prescribing physician and the cost of medication to the patient; use of proper or brand names in prescribing by members of hospitals' medical staffs; conclusions and recommendations.