Price Information Exchange

for Selected Medicines in the Western Pacific Region

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The "Price Information Exchange for Essential Medicines" (PIEMEDS) system contains procurement prices in the public sector for medicines that participating countries have shared voluntarily.   The project intends to facilitate regular monitoring of the medicine price information.   Data from national focal points are collected and processed by the World Health Organization.

As recommended in the WHO Regional Strategy for Improving Access to Essential Medicines in the Western Pacific Region (2005-2010), this information system was developed to addresses these relevant facts:

Comparative prices in this website have been illustrated since its conception in 2009.   Initially, the pilot implementation with selected 40 medicines are done with the assistance of the UP National Telehealth Center (NTHC).  At present, the system is being hosted and maintained at the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN).   The software has been refined with upload interface for its data collection mechanism.   Its database has been expanded to cover up-to-date WHO Essential Medicines List (2017).   High cost innovative medicines are included and open for authorized country representatives.  The system also features local currency conversion, automated median computation, file sharing, and various data visualization.