Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Evaluation of the scale, causes and costs of waste medicines

"Previous estimates have suggested that each year between £100-£800 million worth of dispensed NHS medicines go unused and are ultimately discarded......This Report concludes that primary and community care medicines waste in the English NHS should not be regarded as a serious systemic problem. It is better seen as a normal challenge to be tackled via the continued development of existing strategies and care quality improvement initiatives."
Evaluation of the scale, causes and costs of waste medicines: final report
York Health Economics Consortium and The School of Pharmacy (University of London)
November 2010

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