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Top Twenty Pay-For-Delay Drugs
- This practice has held back generic medicines used by patients with a wide range of serious or chronic conditions, ranging from cancer and heart disease, to depression and bacterial infection.
- These payoffs have delayed generic drugs for five years, on average, and as long as nine years.
- These brand-name drugs cost10 times more than their generic equivalents, on average, and as much as 33 times more.
- Combined, these brand-name drug companies have made an estimated$98 billion in total sales of these drugs while the generic versions were delayed.
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