Reducing the Disposal of Unused, Expensive Injectable Medications Requires Changes in the Way the U.S. Produces, Administers, and Pays for Drugs

Every single 12 months, substantial quantities of drugs remaining around and unused from solitary-dose vials are discarded, but simply because of the way medications are priced and compensated for in the United States, the charge of the discarded volume can’t be recouped, says a new congressionally mandated report from the Countrywide Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Drugs.