Thailand does what U.S. can't: play hardball with Pharma

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Thailand - little Thailand - has stood up to drug companies in ways the U.S. has not or will not. Read today's Wall Street Journal story.

But the U.S. - even with changes in Congress - can't muster the courage to even negotiate drug prices for Medicare. As Paul Krugman wrote in the New York Times:

"... The political news over the last few days has been grim. ...The Senate failed to end debate on a bill — in effect, killing it — that would have allowed Medicare to negotiate over drug prices. ...[I]n spite of overwhelming public support..., 42 senators, all Republicans, voted no."

Guess the drug lobby isn't as strong in Thailand.

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It is sad to see that people are just trying to make money they wont even help other coutries ...

Interested blog post, I like your blog :)

Brazil has just followed through...

Mr. B.

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