Market Barriers to the Development of Pharmacotherapies for the Treatment of Cocaine Abuse and Addiction: Final Report. Guaranteed Market


Through purchase orders or other means, government and/or other major payers could guarantee a substantial minimum market for a cocaine addiction pharmacotherapy. Guaranteeing a market in terms of number of patients and/or a number of drug units, a given price, and a specified period of time, would address directly the barrier of limited and uncertain payment for pharmacotherapy. Further, it could decrease uncertainty and improve the size of the market, as well as effectively expand the treatment system.