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Financing Drug Research: What Are the Issues?

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Publication Date: September 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker

Topic: Health (Pharmaceutical services)

Keywords: Prescription drugs; Patent monopolies; Drug markets

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Rising prescription drug prices are taking a toll on American families and on the greater economy. This paper explores four alternatives to patent-financed prescription drug research and compares their efficiency.