WHY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES CAN CHARGE MORE FOR MEDICATION

Former Chief of Staff for Rep. Ron Paul Jeff Deist on how the price of EpiPens has increased.
DATE: 04/04/2017

Discussion Questions

1. Why might competition affect what a company would charge for their product?

2. Research the FDA. Do we need it? Why or why not? Could the way it operates be improved? How?

3. Jeff Deist says government is choosing who “wins and loses.” Do you agree with him? Why or why not?

4. Could the “marketplace” ensure medications are safe without government help? Defend your answer.

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