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Locked vault There are a number of factors that work against a more efficient drug distribution system, including industry privacy agreements that mask financial incentives. (Image: Shutterstock)

The current supply chain for pharmaceuticals has built-in incentives to include low-value, high-cost drugs, a new study finds. For employer-sponsored plans and other purchasers, wasteful spending on such drugs represent significant costs that could be reduced if purchasers pushed for more efficiency.

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