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Geese of a different feather

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:231
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    The cost of drugs in America has become so high that those who can afford them complain, and those who cannot afford them sometimes go without. Not a week passes without some newspaper commenting about high drug prices and exploding hospital or state budgets. Many people complain about the excessive cost of the drugs required to treat their rheumatoid arthritis, their depression, hypertension, or peptic ulcers; or grumble about the high price …

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