Patents for critical pharmaceuticals: the AZT case.

  title={Patents for critical pharmaceuticals: the AZT case.},
  author={E Ackiron},
  journal={American journal of law & medicine},
  volume={17 1-2},
  • E Ackiron
  • Published 1991 in American journal of law & medicine
Patents and other statutory types of market protections are used in the United States to promote scientific research and innovation. This incentive is especially important in research intensive fields such as the pharmaceutical industry. Unfortunately, these same protections often result in higher monopoly pricing once a successful product is brought to… CONTINUE READING