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John Menadue. The Senate saves the day on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

The Senate saves the day on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Often the Senate is seen as obstructive or worse. But it has performed a very useful purpose in helping to derail the Trans Pacific Partnership. Hopefully the TPP will not … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Triple-dipping by Big Pharma.

Current Affairs The major pharmaceutical companies in Australia, almost all foreign owned, keep pushing their luck at the expense of Australian consumers and taxpayers. In my series on health reform, I pointed to a minimum of $2 b. p.a. that … Continue reading

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Hazel Moir and Deborah Gleeson. Evergreening and how big pharma keeps drug prices high.

Efforts by pharmaceutical companies to extend their patents cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year. In some cases they also mean people are subjected to unnecessary clinical trials. Big pharma makes big profits. Their useful new drugs are patented, protecting … Continue reading

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