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Volume 4, Number 23
July 20, 2007


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In the Spotlight

No free ride on U.S. innovation.
Pharmaceutical price controls hurt Euro zone competitiveness.

John Vernon, Joseph H. Golec, Medical Progress Today, 7-20-07

The typical U.S. consumer is willing to pay up for superior–quality high–technology products, e.g., Blackberry Smartphones®, because they understand that such products provide value for the money. Furthermore, they understand that paying a higher price provides an incentive to successful, innovative companies to spend on research and development that leads to new innovative products and increased competition—witness Apple's iPhone.
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In this week's issue:

SPOTLIGHT

No free ride on U.S. innovation.

FORUM

New study by Frank R. Lichtenberg: Why Has Longevity Increased More in Some States than in Others? The Role of Medical Innovation and Other Factors

New book by Regina Herzlinger: Who Killed Health Care: America's $1.5 Trillion Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure (McGraw-Hill, June 2007)

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