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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Increase Regulation of Drug Companies?

Ezra Klein notes that the latest Kaiser Family Foundation survey on attitudes towards pharmaceutical companies demonstrates that Americans would like greater government regulation of pharmaceutical companies.  Americans express this desire even though there could be a negative impact on innovation.  Here are some of the charts:

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Note:  The Associated Press reported yesterday that drug manufacturers increased their prices last year about 2.5 times overall inflation, continuing a long-standing trend.

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