Impact of bribes on drug prices in Vietnam

A study by a researcher at Hanoi University of Pharmacy reported that between 40 to 60 percent of the drug prices in Vietnam is due to the amount of bribes being paid to doctors to prescribe the drug.

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Source: Ben Hirschler, “Vietnam study finds bribes dominate medicine prices,” Reuters, February 28, 2012.