Email updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and content from BMC Health Services Research and BioMed Central.

Open Access Research article

Balancing medicine prices and business sustainability: analyses of pharmacy costs, revenues and profit shed light on retail medicine mark-ups in rural Kyrgyzstan

Brenda Waning12*, Jason Maddix1 and Lyne Soucy3

Author Affiliations

1 Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine; One Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 5 South, Boston, MA 02118, USA

2 Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

3 Partners in Health, Boston, MA, USA

For all author emails, please log on.

BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:205  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-205

Published: 13 July 2010

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Detailed break-down of one-time costs to establish the pharmacy network. Itemized costs (in USD and Kyrgyz Som) for all products and services needed to establish the pharmacy network.

Format: DOC Size: 45KB Download file

This file can be viewed with: Microsoft Word Viewer

Open Data

Additional file 2:

Trends in average retail mark-ups for 50 top-selling products 2005-2007*. Initial (2004) and average annual percent mark-ups (2005-2007) for the top 50-selling products. *medicines are tablets/capsules unless otherwise noted. products appear twice representing different pack sizes procured for each product.

Format: DOC Size: 112KB Download file

This file can be viewed with: Microsoft Word Viewer

Open Data