Essential facts, stats and quotes relating to waste medicines

Essential facts, stats and quotes relating to waste medicines

This page contains facts, stats and quotes that LPC members may find useful when writing business cases or developing resources to support the commissioning of certain services. 

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated with new facts, stats and quotes.

Facts, stats and quotes on other topics can be accessed on the Essential facts, stats and quotes page.

York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, and the School of Pharmacy, University of London. Evaluation of the Scale, Causes and Costs of Waste Medicines (November 2010)

  • Up to £300 million of medicines are wasted each year and half of this waste could be avoided.

Latest Services and Commissioning news

View more Services and Commissioning news >

PQS: AMS virtual event now on-demand

Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of the antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) virtual event, which was jointly hosted...

Evaluation of LFD tests

As part of meeting Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) obligations, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) – of...