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The high cost of drugs in the United States

Jeffrey D Zajac
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (7): 352.
Published online: 6 April 2009

Drugs are expensive in the United States. I am writing, of course, about pharmaceutical agents. In 2006, the US spent $900 per capita on pharmaceuticals — a higher per capita amount than anywhere else in the world, and almost double what Australia spends.

  • Jeffrey D Zajac

  • (The author has just returned from sabbatical leave at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.)

Correspondence: j.zajac@unimelb.edu.au

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