by General Manager Mag. Georg Ziniel MSc

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by Dr. Arno Melitopulos

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PPRI: Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information (PPRI) is a networking and information-sharing initiative on burning issues of pharmaceutical policies from a public health perspective. It involves a network of more than 90 institutions (mainly relevant authorities and third party payers) from 46, mainly European, countries, thereof all 28 European Union Member States and European and international instutitions (e.g. WHO, OECD and European Commission services and agencies).

This on-going networking exercise results from the PPRI research project, co-funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General Public Health and Consumers, which was carried out from 2005 to 2007. In the course of the project the PPRI network was established, and a set of pharmaceutical indicators, filled with real data from 28 PPRI countries, as well as more than 20 country reports and brief overviews on the pharmaceutical systems (country information) were produced. For further information see the archived PPRI website: http://ppri.goeg.at

In 2013, the PPRI project was selected by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, in collaboration with the Health Programme’s National Focal Points (NFP) and the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) as a good practice example of a EU Public Health projects with an important impact for EU Member States (see brochure).

In the on-going PPRI initiative, the networking of the competent authorities continues, via regular networking meetings and continuous sharing of relevant information for decision-making, including an up-date of country-specific information. In 2015, PPRI had its tenth anniversary. Since 2008, PPRI has been a member state driven and sustainable initiative.

The PPRI secretariat funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health is hosted at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies. The website of the Centre is designed to serve as an information platform about pharmaceutical policies. We have therefore included all relevant PPRI information in this website. Please note that this WHO CC website is the future key resource centre, while the PPRI website (running from 2005 till September 2011) was archived and is no longer updated.