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A Reader’s Plan to Tame Drug Costs

Date: October 27, 2015      Publication: Health Insider      Source: Reader's Comment       Print:

“Because of the current system many treatments that can be safe and effective are ignored because they cannot be patented and cannot turn a profit,” comments reader RK in response to Drug Cost Outrage. “We don’t need a drug for every ill we have if there’s a natural remedy that would work or even a dietary change or lifestyle change. Maybe there should be an addition to the patent laws that if effective treatments exist that new drugs cannot be patented unless they are shown to be more effective than all potential treatments, including natural ones, dietary changes and lifestyle changes.”