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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

Healthcare vs. Drug Price

2015 - 12 - 09

Media in Taiwan has been reporting that drug price investigations result in low drug prices and pharmaceutical companies threaten to leave Taiwan.





Specialty medications for ills such as cancer and multiple sclerosis are so pricey that despite making up only about 1% of prescription volume at the University of Minnesota, they account for 28% of its drug costs, said Kenneth Horstman, director of benefits and compensation. Pharmacy costs are about 17% of its health plan’s spending, up from less than 14% in 2013


Another increasingly common strategy is “step therapy,” which requires that patients to be treated with lower-cost drugs before the health plan will pay for a more expensive option. This year, about 69% of employers had step-therapy rules, compared with 56% in 2011…




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