ST. LOUIS-A report issued by Express Scripts pointed out that the United States can eliminate 33 percent of its annual pharmacy-related waste by encouraging patients to improve behaviors linked to prescription drugs.  These behaviors include use of generics and home-delivery pharmacies.

The 2010 Drug Trend Report includes results from a Harris Interactive study, and found that 82 percent of patients who use brand-name medications prefer generics. Meanwhile, 70 percent of those using a retail pharmacy to fill prescriptions for chronic conditions prefer to use a home delivery pharmacy.

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