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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0405183b

Pharmacies use gifts to court AIDS patients--New York pharmacies are offering hairdriers, fax machines, travel cards, and bleepers to AIDS patients in exchange for their lucrative prescriptions. The offers are being used to lure patients away from large chain pharmacists, bringing with them prescriptions which can cost around £10 000 ($18 000; €15 …

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