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Research shows that use of donepezil leads to a 4-fold increase in drug costs; however, it significantly lowers overall medical costs, reducing medical treatment and prescription drug costs by $3,891 per patient, per year.

Hill, Jerrold W., Robert Futterman, Vera Mastey, and Howard Fillit. The Effect of Donepezil Therapy on Health Costs in a Medicare Managed Care Plan. Managed Care Interface. 2002; 15(3): 63-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11925682&dopt=AbstractPlus

Reference

Title
The Effect of Donepezil Therapy on Health Costs in a Medicare Managed Care Plan
Publication
Managed Care Interface
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Hill, Jerrold W., Robert Futterman, Vera Mastey, and Howard Fillit
Volume & Issue
Volume 15, Issue 3
Pages
63-70
URL
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