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Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs: A Scientific Basis for Evaluating Policy Options

  • Anderson, G.M.
  • Spitzer, W.O.
  • Weinstein, M.C.
  • Blackburn, J.L.
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    Governments and private insurers in North America are becoming increasingly involved in providing coverage for prescription drugs. Although the catastrophic coverage provision under Medicare has been withdrawn, the inclusion of insurance for outpatient drugs in that legislation reflects the growing awareness in the United States and some governmental action must be taken to provide access to prescription drugs.

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    Paper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 89:6r.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: 1989
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:89:6r
    Contact details of provider: Postal: The University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit. 429-2194 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3

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