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Dynamic Markets Need Dynamic Pricing: Roche Explores Differential Pricing Strategies In Emerging Markets

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Roche experiments with a variety of tactics, including second brands, patient assistant programs, supporting private insurance and other ways to drive volume in highly fragmented markets.

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