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Prescription for the people : an activist's guide to making medicine affordable for all / Fran Quigley.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 338.4 QUI (Text) 37521530870544 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501713750 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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People everywhere are struggling to get the medicines they need -- The United States has a drug problem -- Millions of people are dying needlessly -- Cancer patients face particularly deadly barriers to medicines -- The current medicine system neglects many major diseases -- Corporate research and development investments are exaggerated -- The current system wastes billions on drug marketing -- The current system compromises physician integrity and leads to unethical corporate behavior -- Medicines are priced at whatever the market will bear -- Pharmaceutical corporations reap history-making profits -- The for-profit medicine arguments are patently false -- Medicine patents are extended too far and too wide -- Patent protectionism stunts the development of new medicines -- Governments, not private corporations, drive medicine innovation -- Taxpayers and patients pay twice for patented medicines -- Medicines are a public good -- Medicine patents are artificial, recent, and government-created -- The United States and big pharma play the bully in extending patents -- Pharma-pushed trade agreements steal the power of democratically elected governments -- Current law provides opportunities for affordable generic medicines -- There is a better way to develop medicines -- Human rights law demands access to essential medicines.
Subject: Drugs > Prices > United States.
Prescription pricing > United States.
Drug accessibility > United States.
Pharmaceutical policy > United States.
Pharmaceutical industry > United States.
Health care reform > United States.

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