Prescription dispensing costs above average in N.Y

R. A.
February 2007
Business Journal (Central New York);2/16/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p16
The article presents information related to a survey which reports that the average cost of dispensing prescription medication in New York is $10.96 per prescription. This survey was conducted by the Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action (CCPA), an organization started by and representing the pharmacy and drug-store industry. The average cost of dispensing prescription medication in the U.S. is $10.50. Costs for dispensing prescriptions vary from state to state.


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