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-- The government *could* regulate the pharmaceutical companies, or it could just stop allowing patents on drugs. Both will have the effect of dramatically reducing prices. Of course without the profit incentive, it would also eliminate most of the innovation in drugs. I don't think this is a very desirable solution.

-- If drug companies are not allowed to charge the high prices they charge on these drugs, they will not have the financial incentive required to risk the *billions* required to develop a single drug to market. If they don't have financial incentive, new drugs will not be developed.


How, then, would you explain the same exact drugs, by the same companies, selling for a fraction of the cost in Canada?

Caat
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