Kazumasa Oki, vice president of Tokyo Pharmaceutical Association. According to a survey conducted by the Japan Pharmaceutical Association, an estimated ¥47.5 billion worth of drugs are left unused annually by patients 75 or older. (Yomiuri Shimbun)© Japan Today
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Patients may take as many as 10 kinds of drugs, especially when they have multiple conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. Some patients are prescribed a month’s worth of drugs at a time, and th
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