The global system for funding drug development socializes the costs and privatizes the profits though a system of taxpayer-funded research, legal corporate tax havens, and intellectual property registrations to guarantee exclusive access to markets and to reduce corporate taxes, while selling identical formulations at wildly different prices.
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