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the other drug war

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Key Terms and Definitions

Review the following terms before viewing "The Other Drug War."

Clinical Trials -- Research studies involving human patients; used to test new therapies or drugs

Generic Drugs -- Drugs not protected by a trademark; drugs that are not brand names

Medicare -- A government-sponsored program of medical care, especially for senior citizens

Medicaid -- A program of medical aid, financed by state and federal governments, for those unable to afford regular medical care

Price Controls -- Maximum price limits that are established and maintained by the government

PhRMA -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; a trade organization that represents and lobbies on behalf of pharmaceutical and biotech companies

Research and Development -- Basic and applied research in the sciences to design, develop, or test new products

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