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Exam II Questions - 1 SOCY105 Exam II Study Guide 1. Why is...

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1 SOCY105 Exam II Study Guide 1. Why is there variation in cost of drugs in US? Why is there variation in the cost US citizens pay compared to citizens are other countries? 2. What are the explanations for the increase in drug sales? 3. What is the role of PBM (prescription benefits managers)? 4. What is the role of patents in maintaining higher drug prices? 5. Why is the pharmaceutical industry referred to as “recession proof?” 6. Describe the ways in which drugs are marketed (advertising,etc). how does this drive up the costs? 7. What is the role of CRO’s in clinical trials? Why should the public be concerned? 8. How do “direct-to customer” adds capitalize on fear? 9. What are the problems with the pharmaceutical industry being “profit driven?” 10.What are the principles of capitalism? Are they being violated by the treatment of the drug industry? 11.Does “concentration of wealth and power” influence the public’s access to life saving drugs? Explain
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Fall '05 term at Maryland.

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Exam II Questions - 1 SOCY105 Exam II Study Guide 1. Why is...

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