Sep 15, 2017

09/15/2017: A new way of extending a drug patent

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(U.S. Edition) Finance ministers from the European Union will discuss the possibility of levying taxes on companies where they do their business. On today's show, we'll take a look at where global tax reform is headed. Afterwards, we'll discuss how one drug company is trying to extend its drug patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe. 

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To extend a drug patent, one drug company wants to give it to a Native American tribe

Sep 15, 2017
The move could put a damper on business for generic drugs.
A view of an Allergan site in Irvine, California.
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(U.S. Edition) Finance ministers from the European Union will discuss the possibility of levying taxes on companies where they do their business. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at where global tax reform is headed. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how one drug company is trying to extend its drug patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC