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Wisconsin pricing study finds 21% of sample drugs have non-volume-related pricing differences.

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WISCONSIN STUDY FINDS NON-VOLUME-RELATED PRICE DIFFERENCES FOR 21% OF DRUGS whose wholesale prices were examined across classes of trade, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection stated in a study of prescription drug pricing released July 28. The study found that of the 76 drug products in the sample, 16 had pricing differences favoring institutional pharmacies over chain and independent pharmacies that "were not justified by volume purchases."

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