Our Patent System Incentivizes Drug Companies To Pay Doctors Kickbacks

Posted by BernardSwiss on May 6, 2013 7:21 AM EDT
Techdirt; By Mike Masnick
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What's worse, as economist Dean Baker points out, is that anyone at all is surprised that this happens. After all, when our own government policy is to hand those drugmakers incredibly powerful monopolies on life-saving pharmaceuticals, we've actually created the incentives ourselves for such activity to take place:

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