Study Claims Big Savings From Generic Drug Settlements

, The National Law Journal


The United States' health care system saved $25.5 billion between 2005 and 2012 due to patent settlements that moved generic pharmaceuticals to market in advance of brand-name drugs' patent expiration date, according to research financed by generic drug manufacturers.

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  • Mike

    Another decision for big business and defeat for the consumer. The court upheld price fixing since the FTC doesn't have the $ or manpower to stop the "pay to delay" settlements. So it is the consumer who will pay for the delay.

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