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Old 10-27-2018, 09:32 AM   #372
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The administration is proposing new regulations that would allow it to lower the overall prices of these drugs, by including in its calculation of average sales price the prices paid in countries around the world with similarly advanced economies. It's calling the new formula the "International Pricing Index."
Okay but wait, the drug companies themselves are deciding what to charge poor countries... so if America gets the world's price, basically all this will do is give them incentive to charge poor countries more, right?

Edit: oh wait--I see the "similarly advanced economies" bit now. Hmm.
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