Policy paper

Making best use of medicines: Report of a Department of Health roundtable event hosted by The King’s Fund

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

In response to the National Audit Office's 2007 report Prescribing costs in primary care, the Department commissioned the York Health Economics Consortium and the School of Pharmacy at the University of London to carry out research to determine the scale, causes and costs of waste medicines in England. The report, Evaluation of the Scale, Causes and Costs of Waste Medicines, was published in November 2010