Drug price controls may shorten lives: report (Reuters)

A customer shops for over-the-counter medicine at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas June 5, 2008. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)Reuters – Imposing European-style price controls on prescription drugs in the United States would result in modest cost savings that would be more than offset by shortened life spans as the pace of drug innovation slows, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

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