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Study: Wiser medication use could cut health costs

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By LINDA A. JOHNSON

AP Business Writer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause complications and longer, more-expensive treatments, researchers conclude.

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