That's because in their greed and haste to appease the new Democrat overlords, the political spinmeisters are introducing assumptions about the ease with which one can produce therapeutic analogues and break patents that just don't exist in nature. A look at the good science a company like Momenta Pharmaceuticals is undertaking to improve characterization of complex proteins and their analogues underscores that follow on products are years in the making and will not be the function of just handing over data.
But because the spinmeisters and staff approach the biologicals sciences -- deliberately at times -- with the neuronal sophistication of single cell oceanic life forms -- it looks like producing follow on biologics (and milking money to pay for social programs) should be as easy as tapping a keg at a Moveon.org fundraiser.
As usual, Steve Usdin's Biocentury steers us into reality with his trenchant analysis and factual reporting. Can anyone say gold standard for reporting on pharmaceutical and biotech policy issues?