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Regulating pharmaceutical companies so people can afford to get the medications they need without being gouged by sometimes as much as 1000%-2000%? No.

Approximately 1 in every 1000 drug candidates actually make it to the final levels of testing. Approximately 1 in 5 of these drugs actually makes it to markey. I believe 1 in 10 of these drugs is a "blockbuster" that provides a drug company with the majority of its profits in a given year.

So...something like 1 in every *5,000* drugs researched by the drug companies makes it to market...and about 1 in every *50,000* generates the lion's share of the profits.

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.

High drug prices are a problem...but I certainly understand why they are high and I would be quite hesitant to do anything to force drug companies to drop prices...

ACME
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