Doctors leery of online meds
Miami Herald, February 25, 2008
Motivated by mounting medical costs, lawmakers and executives are urging doctors to prescribe medications online. But older physicians have been reluctant to go paperless, arguing that the upfront costs of going digital fall on their shoulders, while the immediate savings go to pharmacy benefits managers.
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