The Pharmaceutical Industry Issues That Keep Prices High

Executive Summary

  • This article deals with the surprising reasons for the price of pharmaceuticals.


Often pharmaceutical pricing is just accepted without considering the reasons for such high costs.

How Pharmaceuticals Are Marked Up

Pharmaceuticals have a massive markup; however, unlike the claim of the pharma companies, they do not need such excessive margins because drug companies do not develop new drugs. The primary role of drug companies is to take new drugs from academic research, which the US government funds, and falsify drug trials.

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