Penicillin, the first of the antibiotic wonder
drugs, is now a drug on the market. In the past few months, the
manufacturer's price has been cut in half to less than 2¢ per 100,000
units in bulk. The case of penicillin was a fine example of how a free
and competitive market can be a wonder drug of its own, by forcing
prices down and passing on savings to the consumer.
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