• The Battle of 1498. What sounds like something on a history class pop quiz is actually the answer to a civics question, one Americans are asking in mounting anger: How do we cut drug prices in the U.S., which are the highest in the world, and provide universal access to lifesaving drugs? One answer is a statute in U.S. patent law—full name, 28 U.S. Legal Code 1498—that authorizes the government to override drug patents and…

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