People in Northern Ireland are being urged to think about the cost of prescription waste as research suggests about £18m worth of prescribed medicines end up unused. In 2012, more than 37m prescription items were dispensed, costing about £400m.People in Northern Ireland are being urged to think about the cost of prescription waste
The thousands of unwanted, unused or repeat prescriptions place a strain on health service budgets and a campaign to encourage people to use prescriptions wisely and not over-order is planned for 2013/2014.
Community Pharmacist and Western LCG Pharmacy Lead Loretto McManus talked to Karen Patterson on BBC Good Morning Ulster about ways to prevent drug wastage.
Click here to listen to the interview (Approx 1 hour and 16 minutes into the show)