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Pill dispenser.

Access to innovative drugs is associated with inequality

New drugs for diseases and disorders are being developed at an accelerating pace. Pharmaceutical innovations have been found to enhance the overall well-being of the population, but not everyone has equal access to medication.

  • Health and well-being
  • Text Sari Eskelinen | Photos Raija Törrönen

More understanding is needed on unequal access to pharmaceutical innovations among different socio-economic groups.

Mervi Rantsi


Graph showing memantine use.
Mervi Rantsi.
Mervi Rantsi is currently working on her dissertation in health economics, examining how the research knowledge on potentially inappropriate medications among older people with a memory disorder is implemented in practice in the health care sector.