Unused prescription drugs costing NHS millions17th October 2008
NHS figures have shown that for every £20 worth of spending on prescription medication, £1 is not used by patients and is wasted.
A GP in Scotland has said that unused drugs could be reused as part of a recycling scheme, to prevent medication going to waste. Dr James Douglas said: "I think a recycling scheme would help everybody. It would help the health service because we would be winning on drug budgets, it would help the whole green recycling agenda in Scotland."
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Title: Unused prescription drugs costing NHS millions
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8806
Date Added: 17th Oct 2008