Blister pack with dollars instead of pills From 2011-2019, large drug companies had areturn on investment capital of 17.3 percent, compared tothe average ROIC across all other industries of 11.5percent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Pharma has been countering the call for government-mandatedprice restrictions by arguing that lowerindustry revenues would stymie development of needed drugs.

A group of researchers at the West Health Policy Center andJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say that's a lot ofhooey–claiming they have the data to back that up.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.