Patent settlements saved Americans $25.5bn, GPhA says
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Patent settlements involving Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin), AstraZeneca's asthma medicine Pulmicort (budesonide) and Shire's attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication Adderall XR (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine mixed salts) and 30 other products saved US consumers and the nation's health care system $25.5 billion from 2005-2012, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) asserted on 9 July, basing its estimates on an analysis it paid IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics to conduct.
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