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In Whom We Trust: The Role of Certification Agencies in Online Drug Markets

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  • Bate Roger

    () (Department of Economics, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, USA)

  • Jin Ginger Zhe

    () (Department of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA)

  • Mathur Aparna

    () (American Enterprise Institute, 1150 Seventeenth Street, Washington, DC 20036, USA)

Abstract

This article uses an audit sample and a consumer survey to study the intriguing market of online prescription drugs facing US customers and assesses the role that certification agencies play in online drug markets.

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  • Bate Roger & Jin Ginger Zhe & Mathur Aparna, 2013. "In Whom We Trust: The Role of Certification Agencies in Online Drug Markets," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 14(1), pages 111-150, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejeap:v:14:y:2013:i:1:p:111-150:n:10
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    3. Congressional Budget Office, 2012. "Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision," Reports 43472, Congressional Budget Office.
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