TITLE

Drug firms use legal loopholes to safeguard brand names

AUTHOR(S)
Gottlieb, Scott
PUB. DATE
August 2000
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/05/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7257, p320
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a report from the National Institute for Health Care Management on the efforts of United States pharmaceutical companies to extend the life of patents for lucrative drugs. How the extension of intellectual property protections prevents the entrance of inexpensive generic drugs into the market; Details of legal loopholes exploited by drug companies; Criticism of the report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
ACCESSION #
3394078

 

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