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Are generic manufacturer patents driving up drug prices?

Peter Leung, Hong Kong


A study from the University of Melbourne shows that Australia’s most expensive drugs are attached to patents not held by the innovator company

The paper, entitled "Patents Associated with High-Cost Drugs in Australia", examined 15 of the costliest drugs in Australia over the past 20 years and the patents associated with them, and found that each had an average of 49 associated patents. There...


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