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Smart Medicine How to Buy the Prescription Drugs You Need at a Price You Can Afford

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ISBN-10: 1401601391

ISBN-13: 9781401601393

Edition: 2004

Authors: Peter Weaver, Richard Penna

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America is the only country in the world that does not regulate medication prices. The result is that prescription drug prices are rising at an astronomical rate. Pharmaceutical companies make an enormous amount of money by continuously coming out with the "latest" medication for common ailments. Smart Medicine is a practical book that helps readers take control of the cost and safety of the prescription medicines they take. The first chapter is a no-holds-barred examination of how we got to where we are with unregulated drug prices. Subsequent chapters explain specific strategies for saving significant money such as: Shopping on-line Buying generic equivalents Buying in foreign…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 4/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Richard Penna is former CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and was vice president of the American Pharmacists Association.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pill Power
From Basements to Billions
Pill Politics
Understanding Drugs
Brand Name Drugs
Generic Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Herbal Remedies, Vitamins, and Minerals
Prescription Mistakes: Be on Guard
Understanding Your Pharmacist
Meet Your Pharmacist
Take Your Pharmacist to Lunch
Taking Charge of Your Safety
Examine Your Chemical Mix
Taking Medicines Correctly
Taking Control of Your Money
Buying Right
Buying Online
Crossing the Border
Discount Deals
Running to Coverage
Taking Back the Power
Are Prescription Drugs a Life Sentence?
The Next American Revolution
Appendix
Index