Taking Their Medicine

Herper, Matthew
January 2007
Forbes Asia;1/29/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p22
This article explains that the U.S. pharmaeutical industry is facing difficult days ahead. The newly Democratic Congress wants to give Medicare more power to negotiate prices and tighten drug safety. Only 26 medicines or vaccines passed approval at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration last year, half as many as a decade ago. But one firm managed to launch five products in 2006, generating a new book of business that should yield $2 billion this year. That success story in Merck.


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