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Overpatented, Overpriced

How excessive pharmaceutical patenting
is extending monopolies and driving up drug prices.
Featured in the New York Times and NBC News

Across the top 12 grossing drugs in America there are on average:

  • 125

    patent applications filed,
    and 71 granted patents
    per drug

  • 68%

    price increase since 2012;
    only one drug
    decreased in price

  • 38

    years of attempted
    patent protection
    blocking generic competition

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