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Spain launches patients' drugs database

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7166.1104a (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1104
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    Patients in Spain are to have the details of their medical prescriptions recorded on a national computer network in an effort to control drug consumption and to combat fraud. Spain's drugs bill is one of the highest in Europe.

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