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On macroeconomic characteristics of pharmaceutical generics and the potential for manufacturing and consumption under fuzzy conditions

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Journal  Nov. 2007.



“The aim of this paper is to develop a methodology that is useful for analyzing, from a macroeconomic perspective, the aggregate demand and the aggregate supply features of the market of pharmaceutical generics. In order to determine the potential consumption and the potential production of pharmaceutical generics in different countries, two fuzzy decision support systems are proposed.

“Methods and materials

“…These systems … are able to determine the potential of a country for the manufacturing or the consumption of pharmaceutical generics.

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“The main contribution of this work is the development of a methodology that is useful for analyzing aggregate demand and aggregate supply characteristics of pharmaceutical generics.” . . . (full article)

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