More patents, more problems

Pfizer should congratulate itself on this talented piece of regulatory capture, first by extending patent laws for a drug already invented, then by forcing doctors to override their usual right to prescribe generically and change their prescribing habits for the sole purpose of protecting Pfizer’s patent. This is no different from a structural engineer specifying a particular strength of RSJ steel joist, and being instructed to specify the manufacturing brand due to patent issues.

Dr Zach Cope on patents and regulatory capture. Read the rest here How Pfizer could patent bondage gear

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