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Better use of medicines could save billions

Posted June 21, 2013, 3:59 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Wiser use of prescription medications by everyone—doctors and their patients—could save the U.S. health care system more than $200 billion a year. That’s the conclusion of a new report, Avoidable Costs in U.S. Healthcare, from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. …

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