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Price controls: preparing for the unthinkable

The momentum in the United States to impose price controls is growing. Stephan Herrera lists some of the reasons why.

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Figure 1: Annual percentage change in selected US health expenditures, 1980–2004.
Figure 2: Percent of total US prescription drug expenditures by type of payer, 1990–2004.


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Herrera, S. Price controls: preparing for the unthinkable. Nat Biotechnol 24, 257–260 (2006).

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