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Tagged with “patents” (30)

  1. Purple Pill Patents : NPR

    Patents are crucial to major drug companies. When patents expire, prices and profits fall because generic drug makers are allowed to sell cheap copies. Lately, many drug companies are finding ways to extend their patents. NPR’s Snigdha Prakash reports on the patent wars surrounding the blockbuster heartburn pill, Prilosec.

    —Huffduffed by colinmanning

  2. Gene Ruling Could Have Wide Implications : NPR

    A judge has struck down a company’s patents on two genes linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The ruling has far-reaching implications for the patenting of human genes. If upheld, it could affect the biotechnology industry and genetics-based medical research.

    —Huffduffed by colinmanning

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