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Spending on cancer medicines represented approximately one percent of the total national health expenditures in 2011.

Declining Medicine Use and Costs: For better or for worse? A review of the use of medicines in the United States in 2012. http://static.correofarmaceutico.com/docs/2013/05/20/usareport.pdf. Published 2013

Reference

Title
Declining Medicine Use and Costs: For better or for worse? A review of the use of medicines in the United States in 2012
Publisher
IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Publication Date
Published 2013
Authors
IMS Institute for Health Informatics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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