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If aspirin were invented today...

No way it could get through the legal gauntlet. "If you were somehow able to change history so that aspirin had never been discovered until this year, I can guarantee you that it would have died in the lab. No modern drug development organization would touch it." Its risks, after all, are higher than those of many drugs that have been targeted by successful litigation campaigns or whose sale the FDA has prohibited. Same with acetaminophen and penicillin, writes Derek Lowe ("The Pipeline") on our sister Manhattan Institute website, Medical Progress Today. Tom Kirkendall comments.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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