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E-DRUG: For cheaper drug options, send SMS (8)

Dear Colleagues:

Further to this e mail thread, I quote from Dr. Tripathi's message (SMS (5)): " 
... . Although the prescribers have a general belief that the lower the cost 
the more inferior the quality, there is no hard evidence that the relatively 
inexpensive branded generics are of poor quality."

I wish to bring to your attention an interesting paper by Bate et al. (PDF 
should be available at http://www.nber.org/papers/w16854), entitled "Does Price 
Reveal Poor-Quality Drugs? Evidence from 17 Countries" which essentially 
supports the statement quoted above. 


Warren Kaplan

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