The $800 million pill

Merrill Goozner

Why I looked at this book

We hear about pharmaceutical companies charging huge prices, and how this means that life saving drugs may be denied to many people. Is this putting profit before people? The companies claim that developing a new drug is expensive, that the prices reflect this and that if there was a restriction on the prices they could charge then the drugs wouldn't get developed in the first place. But how true is this? I'm looking to this book to explain how much it really costs to develop new drugs, and whether there is a cheaper way of making them available to the people who need them.
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