What’s being said?
There’s no medical or scientific rationale for this penalty. In fact, small-molecule drugs can often provide more convenient treatment options for patients, as they tend to be pills that patients can take in the comfort of their own homes.
Joe Crowley, Times Union
It can take drugmakers up to 15 years and $2.6 billion to bring a drug to market. If a company has to choose between developing a drug with 13 years of pricing freedom and a drug with only nine, it makes perfect sense to opt for the former.
Sally Pipes, Forbes