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Braintree: Patients waste millions on unused medicine
10:00am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
A campaign to stop patients wasting millions of pounds worth on unused medicine is underway.
Wasted medication costs the NHS £34million a year in the East of England alone.
This could be spent on 1,350 more nurses, 34,393 more drug treatment courses for Alzheimers or 2,271 more drug treatments for courses for breast cancer.
Patients are urged to only order what they need, return unwanted medicines to their pharmacy for safe disposal and to take their medicines with them when they go into hospital.
More advice will be given on Saturday in Market Square, Braintree, between 9am and 3pm.
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