Costs of Prescription Drugs Spike   Leave a comment

pharma patentsLink: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120624314

Summary: A look at the markets for prescription and generic drugs in the context of the impending patent expiration of a large portion of pharmaceuticals under the “patent cliff” of 2011. Discusses patents creating monopoly power for brand name drugs and compares that to the market for generics.

Length: 4:24 minutes

Original air date: November 4, 2009

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