Dr. Nick Benton

Gene Patents Play Dominant Role in Healthcare Inflation

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The challenge between rising technology and healthcare inflation represents the battle of the ages

November 3, 2010 -- The U.S. Department of Justice just issued a friend of the court brief regarding gene patents. If it sticks, it will have a huge impact on medical technology, and its related cost to the U.S. economy.

Denying New Patents Could Control Costs

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Expect the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry to protest vehemently.
May 5, 2010 -- In previous commentaries I have started by paraphrasing the landmark study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which claims that the costs of new medical technology and drugs are the primary driver of healthcare inflation.

New Patent Standards Needed to Stem Costs

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Raising the bar for what deserves patent protection would reduce skyrocketing costs of medical technology

March 30, 2010 -- According to a landmark study by The Kaiser Family Foundation, the only long term solution for controlling health care costs in America, is to: "Delay or prevent the implementation of new medical technology."

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