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Rule Change Has Consequences For Dialysis Patients

The New York Times: Unintended Consequence For Dialysis Patients As Drug Rule Changes
A shift last year by the federal government in how it pays for drugs to treat dialysis patients may have had an unintended and potentially dire consequence, according to new research: a significant jump in blood transfusions for patients who now may not be getting enough of the medications (Sack, 5/11).

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