Monday, November 24, 2008

How Dietary Supplements Can Save Billions

The national healthcare costs continuing their upward spiral were a good 6.9 percent higher in 2007 than the previous year. This meant that it was twice as much as the inflation rate, and ate into 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States. Can dietary supplements control some of these costs?

Naturally, concerns to curb this burgeoning and out of control rate of increase has become a priority in the minds of policymakers and government officials. And while experts debate inefficiencies, administrative expenses, wastage and fraud as the reasons for the current state of affairs, they may have overlooked dietary supplements as an effective and easy answer in the quest of reducing healthcare costs.

More at: Themedica

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