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6.4: Amount, in billions of dollars, that U.S. pharmaceutical companies spent in 2016 on ads for prescription drugs

2: Number of countries in which direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical ads are legal (The other country is New Zealand.)

Sources: Kantar Media, National Institutes of Health

Stories for the Waiting Room

According to recent research at Northwestern and Georgetown universities respectively, an estimated 45 percent of moisturizers sold as "fragrance free" contain a fragrance and 83 percent of moisturizers sold as "hypoallergenic" contain a common allergen.

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Doc Talk

Crump: To experience a sudden change for the worse, as in "That patient suddenly crumped and died."

Phobia of the week

Harpaxophobia - fear of being robbed


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