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Willingness to pay for over-the-counter self-medication for the primary prevention of myocardial infarction

  • At: Basel (Switzerland) (2008)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HASHIGUCHI, Masayuki (Keio University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Co-author(s): Matsumoto, Ryo (Kanto Chuo Hospital, Japan)
    Watanabe, Noriaki (Kitasato Institute Hospital, Japan)
    Mochizuki, Mayumi (Keio University, TOKYO, Japan)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Today, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the second leading cause of death in Japan, and the economic impact of CVD in the national medical expenditure cannot be disregarded. As HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (i.e., statins) are known to reduce the risk of CVD, simvastatin is sold in the UK as over-the-counter (OTC) medication. The..

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