Silver Book Fact

In 2002, the cost of medications to treat diabetes was $7.3 billion.

PhRMA. Diabetes and Pharmaceutical Spending: New treatments, new solutions. PhRMA Two-Pager Plus. Spring 2003;

Reference

Title
Diabetes and Pharmaceutical Spending: New treatments, new solutions
Publication
PhRMA Two-Pager Plus
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
Spring 2003
Authors
PhRMA

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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