Pharma Mergers: FTC Should Consider Monitoring R&D, Assessing PBM Contracts, Experts Advise
Panelists at FTC/DOJ workshop suggest new remedies to ensure pharma mergers are not anti-competitive. The commission should support scientists and ensure R&D continues, one expert says.
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