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Drug Prices Much Lower in Poor Countries Than in United States


Pharmaceutical prices in the United States tend to be significantly higher than in other countries, with prices in poor, developing countries being the lowest of all, according to a study by two UCLA School of Public Health faculty members. The study results come at a time of growing concern that the high costs of pharmaceutical research and development might create a burden for poor patients in developing countries. The study was funded by the Eli Lilly company and published in Health Affairs.