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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The High Price of Drugs: Upscale Pricing By Doctors

Source: NY Times
"Rules in some states that govern workers’ compensation insurance allow doctors to charge many times what pharmacies charge for some drugs when dispensed in their offices."

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