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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 8522

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Publication type: Journal Article

Lexchin J, Williams R, Marion J.
Rebuttal: are drugs too expensive in Canada?
Can Fam Physician 2006 Jul; 52:841-2,:


When used properly, drugs can deliver value for money, but only about 10% of the drugs brought to market offer any substantial therapeutic value over existing medications. For example, for treating uncomplicated hypertension, older diuretics at pennies a day have proven just as good as, if not superior to, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and calcium channel blockers that cost more than $1 a day.1…

Publication Types: Comment MeSH Terms: Canada Cost-Benefit Analysis Drug Costs* Humans


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Can Fam Physician. 2006 May;52:573-6, 578-81.


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