TITLE

NHS pays too much for branded drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Mayor, Susan
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/24/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7590, p383
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the results of a British government report. The report, which was from the Office of Fair Trading, a body that protects consumers' interests in the United Kingdom, found that health services in the United Kingdom are overpaying approximately $980 million a year for prescription drugs. The report also found that many alternative products were available and should have been used by the health services for the treatment of several medical conditions including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
ACCESSION #
24232203

 

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