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Excessive Drug Pricing: What It Is, And What It Isn't

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It's difficult to know exactly how to define "excessive" or "unfair" pricing where pharmaceutical products are concerned, and many factors have to be taken into account. Even the EU Commission and competition authorities may be reluctant to pursue cases of alleged price gouging, lawyer David Hull told Informa's recent EU Pharma Law Forum in Brussels.

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