ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 24, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) National Inst. for Health Care Management study findings that patent laws help drug companies make huge profits off prescription drugs examined; details given of how the industry manipulates patents & pays off the competition which would produce generics. [National Inst. for Health Care Management Nancy CHOCKLEY - explains how patents get extended.] [Pharmaceutical industry spokesman Alan HOLMER - defends the patent laws.] [Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Jerry AVORN - cites the huge profits late in a patent's years.]
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