Maine Doctors React
NPR's Richard Knox looks at how doctors in Maine have turned against their long-time allies, the pharmaceutical companies. At issue are high drug prices that the companies now charge. Doctors say prices have reached a level where many patients can't afford to take the drugs they need, severely affecting not only the patients, but also their ability to practice good medicine. Three major pharmaceutical companies stopped shipping their drugs to Maine in reaction to the state's drug price-control law, which most doctors support. The pullout has only escalated tensions between the once-friendly groups.
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