Drug prices in the USA are not regulated in the same way they are in other countries. What is missing in the USA is an additional agency that establishes the life-saving value of the drug, and without this additional restriction, pharmaceutical companies, that are under shareholder pressure to continuously out perform their past without a ‘blockbuster’ drug in the foreseeable future, are using this opportunity to raise prices. In one case of collusion this is worse than a business opportunity!

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