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A Reader’s Plan to Tame Drug Costs


“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.”

Source: Source: Charles B. Inlander, a consumer advocate and health-care consultant based in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. He was the founding president of the nonprofit People’s Medical Society, a consumer advocacy organization credited with key improvements in the quality of US health care, and is the author or coauthor of more than 20 consumer-health books. Date: January 1, 2017 Publication: Bottom Line Health
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