Study: Wiser medication use could save US $213 billion a year in avoidable health care costs

  • by: LINDA A. JOHNSON , AP Business Writer
  • Updated: June 19, 2013 - 9:05 AM

TRENTON, N.J. — If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause complications and longer, more-expensive treatments, researchers conclude.

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