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Health Technology Assessment Under Scrutiny
The rising cost of healthcare has complicated the introduction of new, innovative drugs and other medical technologies. While the medical impact of these healthcare advances cannot be denied, governments and healthcare policy makers have found it difficult to sustain the funding of these expensive treatments.

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 23, Issue 9


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