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Unused drugs returned to community pharmacies: an analysis of medication waste and possibilities for redispensing

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: BEKKER, Charlotte (Sint Maartenskliniek, Pharmacy, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  • Co-author(s): Charlotte Bekker: Pharmacy, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, Netherlands;Clinical Pharmacy, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Bart van den Bemt: Pharmacy, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, Netherlands;Pharmacy, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Toine Egberts: Clinical Pharmacy, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands;Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Marcel Bouvy: Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Helga Gardarsdottir: Clinical Pharmacy, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands;Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Abstract:

    Backgrounds

    Medication waste leads to unnecessary healthcare costs. Redispensing of unused drugs returned to pharmacies by patients could decrease waste. 

    Aims

    We assessed patient and drug related factors associated with medication waste and possibilities for redispensing these drugs.

    Methods

    In this cross-sectional study, pharmacy staff registered

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Last update 4 October 2019

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