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Health Policy. 2012 Aug;106(3):241-5. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.05.003. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Not a good buy: value for money of prescription drugs sold on the internet.

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Department of Economics, University of Brescia, Via S. Faustino, 74b, 25122 Brescia, Italy. levaggi@eco.unibs.it

Abstract

In this note we study the value for money of purchases of fluoxetine made through on-line pharmacies without prescription. We show that this channel is not good value from an economic point of view and that it can be dangerous in medical terms because of the poor quality of the drugs received and the lack of prescribing instructions.

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22694971
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10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.05.003
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