How PPRI started



PPRI (Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information) was originally a research project (2005 – 2007) funded by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Protection) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth. The PPRI project, which was managed by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (main partner) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (associate partner) aimed to improve information and knowledge on pharmaceutical systems in Europe since no such initiative had existed at that time.

In the course of the project the PPRI network of public authorities for pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement was established, and to ensure a common understanding of these experts across countries, a glossary of pharmaceutical terms was built. A set of pharmaceutical indicators was developed and filled with real data from 28 PPRI countries, and 20 country reports and brief overviews on the pharmaceutical systems (country information) based on templates for systematic reporting were produced. The findings of European pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement in European countries were compiled in the PPRI report 2008 and were presented at the first PPRI conference.