Patients' attempts to cut medication costs

April 2015
Pharmacy Today;Apr2015, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p13
Statistics are given regarding the measures taken by patients to cut their medication costs which include buying of prescription drugs from foreign countries, use of alternative therapies, and demand for cheap medication to doctors.


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