Anti-Cancer Drug Pricing

The subcommittee met to discuss the issues surrounding development of a new cancer drug and the implications of its manufacturing by… read more

The subcommittee met to discuss the issues surrounding development of a new cancer drug and the implications of its manufacturing by national drug companies. Recently it has been discovered that the bark of the Pacific Yew tree contains a substance called Taxal, which is thought to aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer. The trees are found in federal old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, which are protected by wildlife and preservation acts. Bristol-Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company, has entered into a number of exclusive agreements for development of drugs from the substance Taxal. The subcommittee also examined whether these agreements may fail to protect consumers from potential overpricing of drugs manufactured by the company. close

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Anti-Cancer Drug Pricing

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19855-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 1991
Last Aired:
Aug 6, 1991

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  • Jul 30, 1991 | 1:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 1991 | 8:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 1991 | 3:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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