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How Pharmaceutical Companies Are Keeping Americans From Doing Something The Government Says They Can Do

The EFF's series on "shadow regulation" continues, this time exploring how American pharmaceutical companies are keeping affordable medication out of the hands of Americans. The examination goes beyond what's already common knowledge: that patents and regulatory capture have created a skewed marketplace that ensures healthy profit margins, rather than healthy Americans. But what's not generally known is that the pharmaceutical companies have "partnered" with internet intermediaries to lock Americans out of purchasing options specifically approved by the FDA.
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