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Author Goozner, Merrill, 1950-

Title The $800 million pill : the truth behind the cost of new drugs / Merrill Goozner
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents Introduction; PART ONE: BIOHYPE; 1 The Longest Search; 2 Rare Profits; 3 The Source of the New Machine; PART TWO: DIRECTED RESEARCH; 4 A Public-Private Partnership; 5 The Divorce; 6 Breakthrough!; 7 The Failed Crusade?; PART THREE: BIG PHARMA; 8 Me Too!; 9 The 800 Million Pill; 10 The Future of Drug Innovation; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Summary "Drug companies insist that [prescription drug] prices reflect the millions they invest in research and development ... Merrill Goozner contends that American taxpayers are in fact footing the bill twice: once by supporting government-funded research and again by paying high prices for prescription drugs. Goozner demonstrates that almost all of the important and life-saving new drugs of the past quarter-century actually originated from research at taxpayer-funded universities and the National Institutes of Health ... [Goozner] suggests ways that the government's role in testing new medicines could be expanded to eliminate private-sector waste driving up the cost of existing drugs--p. [2] of jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prescription pricing.
Drugs -- Prices.
Pharmaceutical industry
Consumer education.
Drug Industry -- economics
Drug Industry
Biomedical Research -- economics
Drug Therapy -- economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
Consumer education
Drugs -- Prices
Pharmaceutical industry
Prescription pricing
Öffentliche Förderung
Staatliche Einrichtung
Pharmazeutische Industrie
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520939288
Other Titles Eight hundred million dollar pill