Labour proposals to enforce drastic regulation on pharmaceutical firms would stifle research and development leading to fewer options for patients, industry experts warn.
As the party scrambles to win support ahead of a potential general election, Jeremy Corbyn has threatened to swoop on patented medicines by forcing companies to make cheaper versions of drugs that the NHS cannot afford.
The initiative, dubbed "Medicines For The Many", would also see Labour set up a state-owned generic drugs manufacturer to supply the health service.
“We’ll tell the drugs companies that if they want public research funding then they’ll have to make their drugs affordable for all,” Mr Corbyn the Labour party conference...
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