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By Merrill Goozner

Why do life-saving pharmaceuticals rate loads? Drug businesses insist that costs mirror the thousands they put money into learn and improvement. during this gripping exposé, Merrill Goozner contends that American taxpayers are in truth footing the invoice two times: as soon as via assisting government-funded study and back through paying astronomically excessive costs for prescribed drugs. Goozner demonstrates that the majority the $64000 new medicines of the previous quarter-century really originated from examine at taxpayer-funded universities and on the nationwide Institutes of health and wellbeing. He stories that after the leading edge paintings is over, the pharmaceutical frequently steps in to harvest the profit.

Goozner exhibits how drug innovation is pushed via committed scientists purpose on discovering treatments for illnesses, now not through pharmaceutical enterprises whose base line usually takes priority over the improvement of medication. a school biochemist who spent two decades looking for a unmarried blood protein that later turned the best-selling biotech drug on the earth, a central authority worker who stumbled on the explanations for dozens of crippling genetic problems, and the dept of Energy-funded learn that made the Human Genome venture possible–these engrossing bills illustrate how clinical breakthroughs truly take place.

The $800 Million Pill indicates ways in which the government's function in checking out new medicinal drugs might be multiplied to cast off the non-public region waste using up the price of present medicinal drugs. Pharmaceutical corporations might be pressured to refocus their human and monetary assets on precise clinical innovation, Goozner insists. This e-book is vital interpreting for everybody concerned with the politically charged subject matters of drug pricing, Medicare insurance, nationwide future health care, and the position of pharmaceutical businesses in constructing nations.

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