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Human Medicines Inappropriately Used in Animals Come at a Much Lower Cost

David S.H. Bell, MB
Volume: 110 Issue: 1 January, 2017

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To the Editor: A patient who presented with diarrhea was diagnosed as having inflammatory bowel disease. His gastroenterologist prescribed budesonide, a nonabsorbable glucocorticoid that was patented in 1965. A 1-month supply of the generic version of this drug was offered by his pharmacist at a cost of $968.

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