The Influence of Wholesale Discounts and Other Factors on Prescription Ingredient Costs

Gagnon, Jean P.; Rodowskas, Jr., Christopher A.
October 1974
American Journal of Public Health;Oct1974, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p969
Academic Journal
This study determines the actual prescription ingredient costs for sample prescriptions from a number of pharmacies and evaluates the relationships of annual prescription volume, source of purchase, drug wholesale monthly discounts, and chain warehouse costs on a prescription's ingredient cost.


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