Medicines Reuse

Edited by
August 2022
192 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-4090-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-4089-4 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Medicines Reuse that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

This reprint examines the concept of medicines reuse, the idea that unused medication returned by one patient can be re-dispensed for use by another. Ten papers written by over 20 authors examine a range of issues related to medicines reuse including the circular economy of the pharmaceutical supply chain; the prevalence of unused medicines or medication waste within patients' homes; people's views about the causes of medication waste and the potential for medicines reuse; what might influence people to reuse medicines in the future; how sensing technologies might facilitate medicines reuse; and the effect of including sensing technologies on people's willingness to consider medicines reuse.

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© 2022 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
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