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Re: [IP] Re: Cure For Diabetes



 Everything cost! the better it is the more it cost, guess we could go back to
the old test-tape if the 5 sec strip cost too much! :)
don


email @ redacted wrote:
In a message dated 1/15/2005 2:39:32 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:
>
>Stacey, please explain why test strips are so costly... does a patent
>still exist???????
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Probably. Especially since new meters come out every few years and they 
often require new test strips.

Also, if they aren't under patent protection anymore, it must be very costly 
to produce them or other manufacturers would be producing them - laws of 
supply and demand drive this part of the market too. Generic prozac is a lot 
cheaper than the proprietary prozac. There are several manufacturers since
there's
a good market for the generic - so the cost to manufacture the generic must be 
economically doable.

Even when generic, there are FDA requirements to be met in the manufacture.

Stacey
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