2,000% Drug Price Surge Is a Side Effect of FDA Safety ProgramBy and
Drugs used for decades are licensed, branded in safety drive
Prices jump as makers given monopolies on approved versions
Colchicine, a gout remedy so old that the ancient Greeks knew about its effects, used to cost about 25 cents per pill in the U.S. Then in 2010 its price suddenly jumped 2,000 percent.
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