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Editor's Correspondence
May 28, 2001

Physicians' Attitudes About Prescribing and Knowledge of the Costs of Common Medications

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(10):1352. doi:

I read with interest the article by Reichert et al.1 The article is relevant and timely. In India, it is much more important as our people are poor and they have to pay a large sum of their salary and/or savings for even a single episode of sickness.

It is really a matter of concern to know that 80% of physicians are unaware of the cost of the drugs.

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