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Tar Heel Students Protest Healthcare Reforms That May Raise The Cost of Generic Drugs

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Sounds like a group of well-informed students:

You’ve seen on television the shouting and angry protesting at town hall meetings across America. Most, if not all, are about the proposed healthcare reforms that are being considered in Congress.

At the University of North Carolina, the issue is a hot topic, too. And the students concerned about a particular part of the changes—one that they say will raise the costs of generic drugs—are making sure their voices are heard, the Daily Tar Heel reports. Similar demonstrations have been held at Duke University and North Carolina State University, and the report says the protests are part of a larger nationwide movement to get the attention of lawmakers.

Source: North Carolina Students Worried About the Cost of Some Healthcare Reforms – The Paper Trail (usnews.com)

It’s worth noting that many pharmaceutical companies routinely argue that lawsuits keep drugs off the market, when in fact they do everything in their power to keep generic drugs off the market.