Brand-name Drugmaker Tactic ‘Product Hopping’ Costs US Healthcare System $4.7 Billion Annually, Study Says

Maia Anderson | Becker’s Hospital Review

“An anti-competitive tactic used by brand-name drugmakers called product hopping costs the U.S. healthcare system at least $4.7 billion annually, according to a study from Matrix Global Advisors.

The study — released Sept. 1 from the Washington, D.C.-based economic policy consulting firm and commissioned by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — studied the effects of product hopping on the U.S. healthcare system.”

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