Drug Wars

Drug Wars How Big Pharma Raises Prices and Keeps Generics Off the Market

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Publisher's Synopsis

While the shockingly high prices of prescription drugs continue to dominate the news, the strategies used by pharmaceutical companies to prevent generic competition are poorly understood, even by the lawmakers responsible for regulating them. In this groundbreaking work, Robin Feldman and Evan Frondorf illuminate the inner workings of the pharmaceutical market and show how drug companies twist health policy to achieve goals contrary to the public interest. In highly engaging prose, they offer specific examples of how generic competition has been stifled for years, with costs climbing into the billions and everyday consumers paying the price. Drug Wars is a guide to the current landscape, a roadmap for reform, and a warning of what is to come. It should be read by policymakers, academics, patients, and anyone else concerned with the soaring costs of prescription drugs.

Book information

ISBN: 9781107168480
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.476151
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 380g
Height: 162mm
Width: 237mm
Spine width: 17mm