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Hospital Debt Situation Escalates

June 2012 | Industry Trend Analysis

BMI View: The Italian public hospital debt situation will force the government to widen its cost-containment focus from price cuts on medicines to the implementation of suppressive measures across the healthcare services industry. While the government has pledged to pay back drugmakers, we believe the slow speed of discussions and the growing public debt pile will mean drugmakers in Spain face stunted revenues for the time being.

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