On the consequences of idiotic IP laws

As really innovative pharmacologically active families of molecules become harder to find, Big Pharma has been using patent laws to further extend their monopoly through several artifices known as "evergreening".

Case in point, not only molecules itself become the object of patent protection, their *uses* are being restricted as well, so as to criminalize off-label use of certain generics.

Read and weep: Pfizer threatens pharmacists, doctors if they take its name in vain.


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