Prescription rebate to Government

Ensure all dispensed medications that are surplus to patients requirements and returned to the pharmacy before leaving the premises are rebated to government & the unopened, indate medication is re issued;


Ensure all medications dispensed and not collected by patients within a set period are reused by the pharmacy and the original cost rebated to government;


Ensure no medications which are in date and usable are disposed of in clinical waste, having been charged to the government. 

Why the contribution is important

There is evidence of dispensed prescribed medication, intact & indate being binned in clinical waste. This must have generated a cost to Government. If this practice is widespread the cost to government for unused prescribed drugs could be significant. 

by nealog on May 14, 2017 at 11:47PM

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  • Posted by commonsense May 15, 2017 at 10:04

    health and safety
    cross contamination
    collection costs
    monitoring costs
    control of medication

    where do you think the savings would come from
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