OHE Publications

OHE releases a number of publications throughout the year, authored by OHE team members and/or outside experts. All are free for download as pdf files; hard copies of some publications are available upon request.

A description of the OHE publications categories.


Chew, R., Teeling Smith, G. and Wells, N.

May 1985

Great Britain at the suggestion of and in close collaboration with Medizinisch Pharmazeutische Studiengesellschaft (MPS) in the Federal Republic of Germany, OHE is funded entirely by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and MPS by seven research-based companies in Germany. The Report describes the modern research-based pharmaceutical industry, with particular reference to its structure and activities in seven countries - the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Teeling Smith, G. ed.

October 1984

This booklet contains the background papers prepared for a discussion meeting at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park on 7 and 8 June 1984.

The idea for the meeting came from the late Lord Vaizey, who was Principal of St Catherine's Foundation at Cumberland Lodge. It followed on from the discussion in his recent book 'National Health'.

Wells, N.

Series on Health
July 1984

The historical roots of immunisation can probably be traced back to ancient Greek and Chinese civilisations and the observation that adults who survived an attack of smallpox did not usually contract the disease a second time. Yet the 'modern era' is perhaps generally regarded as having commenced at the end of the eighteenth century with Jenner's demonstration that smallpox could be prevented by first 'vaccinating' individuals with cowpox.

July 1984

Two years ago, the Office of Health Economics published a research paper describing some of the activities of eighteen European pharmaceutical companies in the Developing Countries in ·1979-80 (Worlock 1982). The same small study group which collected these data have now updated the information, providing statistics for 1981-82. The new study covers a slightly larger number of companies- 22 as against 18.

Taylor, D.

Series on Health
May 1984

The National Health Service will spend around £17,000 million in the UK in 1984: it employs more than 1.2 million full-time and part-time staff. Thus as well as being very probably the nation's most popular major institution (Iglehart 1983, 1984), it is also its largest. The NHS today utilises around 6 per cent of the country's gross national product and a similar proportion of its manpower resources. This is not far short of double the share enjoyed by the health sector in the years immediately after 1948.

O'Brien, B.

January 1984

In the summer of 1982 the Medico-Pharmaceutical Forum held a meeting on 'Disparities in European Medicine'. The aim was to compare and contrast the various aspects of health and medical care in Europe. Disparities were not difficult to find. The conclusion of the meeting endorsed the theme; despite the growth in European communication and development of the EEC, the harmonisation of European medical practice has been very slow, indeed 'convergence is a long way off (Lancet, 1982).

Teeling Snmith, G.

October 1983

There has always been a problem in making sure that patients take the medicines which doctors prescribe for them in accordance with their instructions. The problem varies from the patients who forget the occasional tablet, or take rather too large a dose of the mixture, to those who never even bother to get their prescription dispensed. Other patients, for example, 'feel better' half-way through their course of treatment, and leave the remainder in the bathroom cupboard.

Teeling Smith, G.

November 1982

Conference of Scottish Pharmacists, Aviemore, 21 November 1982.

The aim is to do two things. First, to put the experience with benoxaprofen into a broader and cooler perspective. Secondly, to spell out a theoretical framework from which to develop a more rational attitude towards "adverse reactions" in the future.

Vaizey, J.

October 1982

People pay for some health care themselves out of income and savings. In Britain, out of a total expenditure on health care of all kinds of £ 13,700 million in 1981 it is estimated that some 3.0 per cent was paid for in this way, partly for non-prescription medicines. They also claim health care insurance. In 1981, BUPA and other health insurance agencies paid out almost £205 million, or 1.5 per cent of the total expenditure.