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A clinical trial in Europe found that treating Alzheimer’s patients with an Alzheimer’s drug reduced annual treatment costs by $1,000 per patient.

PhRMA Japan. Aricept Reduces Annual Treatment Cost by $1,000 Per Patient: Pfizer; 10-Sep-2000

Reference

Title
Aricept Reduces Annual Treatment Cost by $1,000 Per Patient: Pfizer
Publication Date
10-Sep-2000
Authors
PhRMA Japan

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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