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

  • Article by: LINDA A. JOHNSON , AP Business Writer
  • Updated: June 19, 2013 - 3:10 PM

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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marathongirlJun. 19, 13 3:13 PM

Hmm...and next they are going to say we could further reduce healthcare costs by people eating healthier and exercising...

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birdpeepJun. 19, 13 4:26 PM

Incorrect use of medications will be greatly reduced starting next year. Obama's socialized medicine will greatly drive up costs, reduce the number of physicians and the quality of care in this country. With long waiting times to see doctors, many of use just won't get the medication in the first place. Problem solved by Doctor Barack Hussein Obama, bringing the healthcare system of Kenya, and 35 million illegals, to this once great country!

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