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Where can we find savings in health care?

Date:
June 9, 2014
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Health Affairs
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The June issue of Health Affairs features various approaches to cost savings in the US health care system, and several other articles that may be of interest to the global community.

The June issue of Health Affairs features various approaches to cost savings in the US health care system, and several other articles that may be of interest to the global community.

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Marketing Barriers For Biosimiliars.

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This issue of the journal can be found online at: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/33/6.toc


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