Study: Misuse of medication led to $213 billion in avoidable costs

June 20, 2013 10:26 AM

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Study: Misuse of medication led to $213 billion in avoidable costs

A study found that if patients and doctors used medicines responsibly, the U.S. healthcare system could save $213 billion annually.

Failing to adhere to prescription instructions, misuse of antibiotics and medication errors are some of the reasons for the avoidable costs, according to findings from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

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