'It's outrageous': costly cancer drugs thrown out because of one-size-fits-all packaging

CBC News

1 March 2020 - Prescription drug negotiations steeped in secrecy, leaving taxpayers in the dark on costs.

The health care system is wasting millions of dollars by buying cancer medications that are thrown out because of the way they are packaged by drug makers — in one-size-fits-all vials that hold too much for most patients, a study found.

"It's outrageous," said drug policy researcher Alan Cassels, who is familiar with the study.

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