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Originally posted by Sigma
Wouldn't a neural interface be more practical, or one that monitors body chemistry?
Wasted medications occur most often in cases where a physician prescribes drugs to a patient, but for some reason, a large portion of the drugs go unused while the patient is still charged in full. For example, a doctor prescribes 20 antibiotic pills to a patient suffering from a bacterial infection. The prescription is filled and charged to the party being billed. A nurse then manually administers the medication to the patient during daily rounds. The patient suffers an allergic reaction after taking just one or two pills. However, the remaining 18 unused pills originally ordered cannot be reused and must be destroyed. Wasted medications end up costing healthcare payers billions each year.