Biologic Exclusivity: Drug Makers Seek to Boost Their Immunity to the Free Market

By: Monday January 17, 2011 1:45 pm

What company wouldn’t want to have the government let it sell a product for whatever price it wanted, have the government use its power to stop anyone else from selling the product, and have the government directly or indirectly pay for buying the product?

 

“Pay for Delay” to Stay: More Proof Congress Doesn’t Care About the Deficit

By: Monday December 13, 2010 7:15 pm

Our long-term deficit problem is due basically to the incredibly high cost of health care if we fixed that we won’t have a long term deficit problem. The reason our health care costs so much is that Congress allows providers to engage in practices that rip off the public and the government. A great example is “pay for delay.” The government currently allows drug makers to directly pay other companies not to compete with them. Legislative efforts to put an end to this monopolistic practice appear dead according to the Hill.

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