Health care expiration dating policy
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To examine the issue more closely, Cantrell and co-authors characterized the potency of several long-expired prescription medications.
The study involved eight medications comprising 15 different active ingredients, all in original, unopened containers.
"Given that Americans currently spend more than 0 billion annually on prescription medications, extending drug expiration dates could yield enormous healthcare expenditure savings." The potency of expired medications has been a source of debate for some time.
A drug's potency has not necessarily declined below levels established by law because an expiration date constitutes assurance only that labeled potency will remain stable at least until that date, the authors noted in their background information.
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Ultimately, the authors evaluated medications representing 14 drug compounds.