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Drug Prices: Food v Medicine, a Difficult Choice for Some or Many

12:56 PM MDT | June 22, 2011 |

Girish Malhotra

 In my recent trip to India, during my discussion with physicians about the various drugs that are used for HIV and tuberculosis, I was informed many times that patients (lower and mid economic strata) do not complete their medication course in spite of the low drug prices. This is because families have to make a choice between food for the family and medicines for an individual. I had to explore…   I was able to get the average prices of some of the drugs in India. Comparing the price of the same drugs in the U.S. was a shock. Yes, compared to...

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