Prescription medication take-back nets 4,000 pounds

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Prescription medication take-back nets 4,000 pounds

Post by SamCogar on Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:09 am


Nearly 4,000 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs were collected from West Virginia citizens over the weekend.

This month's collection results surpassed April's total of 3,178 pounds, and also exceeded the 2,404-pound total of a similar Take-Back effort in September 2010.

http://www.dailymail.com/News/201110310189


So, those three (3) “take-back” events netted 9,572 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs.

Now the Pharmacies collected the retail cost for all those “trashed” prescription drugs and I wonder just how much money was throw into the dumpster?

Using an estimated cost of $1,000 per pound (which is probably a low estimate) would mean that $9,572,000 ($9.6 million) worth of drugs was trashed.

That’s not a good way to be spending “health care” dollar$, …. throwing them in the dumpster.


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