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How Drug Ads Affect Prescriptions

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How Drug Ads Affect Prescriptions

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How Drug Ads Affect Prescriptions

How Drug Ads Affect Prescriptions

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Pharmaceutical makers know that patients influence which drugs their doctor will prescribe for their treatment. A new study looks at just how much influence they — and pharmaceutical advertising — have.

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