NPR reported on the new Propublica investigation into wasted prescription drugs at nursing homes. ¬†Millions of dollars of perfectly useful drugs are thrown away every year instead of being recycled. ¬†In Iowa, they have a program set up to retrieve these drugs and redistribute them to uninsured or underinsured patients for free. And they’re getting about $5 million worth of these drugs this year.

These drugs, experts say, might be wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year.


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