Slate Examines How Public-Private Partnership Allowed Chagas Disease Treatment To Become More Affordable
Slate: A New Strategy to Undermine Big Pharma’s Price Gouging Actually Worked
“…This is actually a story of how advocates and physicians squared off against Big Pharma’s price gouging and federal policy loopholes — and won. … [I]f the … story [of the Chagas treatment benznidazole] offers any lessons, it’s that partnerships between nonprofits and pharmaceutical companies might be a legitimate and necessary strategy for keeping drugs affordable in the United States. This requires a lot more collaboration, among patients, doctors, and public health advocates. But until lawmakers get their act together, these private-public partnerships might be one way forward” (Hernández, 9/7).
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