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JUN 22, 2013 - Time

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Viewpoint: Supreme Court Decision May Cost Patients at the Pharmacy

Lower-cost generic drugs can save patients millions in medication costs, but only if they make it to pharmacy shelves. A Supreme Court ruling that gives the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) greater license to scrutinize deals made between pharmaceutical companies and the generic manufacturers that challenge them could push generic makers to think twice before launching efforts to market their medications. Since a 1984 law allowed makers of lower-cost generic versions of brand-name medications to challenge drug patents before they expired, these companies have frequently turned to the courts to ... Read More

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