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The Department of Health: No current figures on prescription waste

The Department of Health do not have current figures on the amount of prescription drugs thrown away and wasted.A spokesman said that the DH is currently commissioning work to establish the true extent of and the reasons for this waste and this will provide the basis for further action to reduce waste.He added: DH currently supports a range of initiatives including repeat dispensing, and Medicines Use Reviews where pharmacists help patients get ...