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Unused prescription drugs costing NHS millions

17th 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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