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Americans are wasting $3 billion a year on discarded cancer drugs
Washington Post

Almost $3 billion a year in expensive cancer drugs are wasted because their single-use packages contain more medication than is needed — and the leftover drug is thrown away for safety reasons, according to a new analysis by researchers.

The study focused on 20 cancer drugs that are infused — administered intravenously or injected — by doctors’ offices or hospitals. These come in dosages based on patients’ weights and body sizes, but often the doses are too large and the remainder is tossed out, the analysis found.

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