Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pharmaceuticals and patents.

Back in the day (August of last year, no less), I blogged about the pathetically thin arguments that drug companies tend to use when anyone suggests reforming patent laws. Right here, we find that the government of Thailand is threatening to break drug patents. In reaction, drug companies have either refused to release new meds to the country (which is laughably inept) or... slashed prices. So, really, they don't need to charge as much as they do in order to recoup their costs and make a little profit. I, for one, am shocked.

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