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Re: The patent process

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: The patent process
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 08:51:11 -0400
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In article <>,
 Christopher Browne <> wrote:

> We might be better off, overall, if money was being spent on the
> "mature" drugs, that cost less, and that are better understood, as
> opposed to money getting thrust at the expensive new ones.

But if the patent process didn't exist, we might not have many of the 
drugs in the first place, so they'll never get to the point of being 

Patents are a two-edged sword.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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