Courts Strike Down DC Prescription Drugs Pricing Policy

The Federal Judiciary struck down a DC Law enacted this year designed to help limit the cost of prescription drugs to a percentage above foreign wholesale costs. This, of course, is against that whole federal patent law thing, not to mention the very important interstate commerce clause of that pesky US Constitution. There’s more detail and analysis over at Just Barely Inside the Beltway.

1 Comment so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 5:05 pm

    Now why does this seem so bad? That we shouldn’t subsidize patients in Australia, Canada, Germany or the United Kingdom by paying more, much more, than them for the same drugs? They are as rich as us, so shouldn’t they (or their governments) be paying the same as Americans?

    Tell me please – why should I pay more than a -insert rich country national here- for my Prince Valium?

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