- A new study projects that $3 billion worth of the most common cancer medicines will go to waste this year in the U.S.
- Drugs are wasted because manufacturers sell them in vials that are not practical to reuse
- Experts urge policies requiring pharmaceutical companies to package drugs differently or buy back unused drugs
(CNN)Most shoppers wouldn't buy a gallon of milk if they thought they could only drink a pint's worth. So why are hospitals and clinics buying larger amounts of cancer therapies than they can use, forcing them to throw these expensive drugs in the trash?