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(2005; 165 pages)
8.6.3 Bear in mind additional costs for using drugs
Bear in mind that the price charged by the company is only part of the total cost of using a drug. For instance, using the drug may involve use of equipment (e.g. for intravenous administration). Also, prescribing, dispensing, administering and monitoring of the treatment will involve the time of the doctor, pharmacist, nurse, laboratory staff and the patient. Sometimes these associated costs are considerable.