“This study provides additional evidence that many prescription pharmaceuticals retain their full potency beyond their manufacturer-ascribed expiration dates,” the authors write in their research report. “Given the potential cost-savings, we suggest that current practices of drug expiration dating be reconsidered.”
Faced with huge expenses for restocking expiring pharmaceuticals, DoD came to the same conclusion in 1985. (Emphasis added)
The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.
In Memory Of Harv: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~Voltaire
And thousands of malpractice attorneys are already preparing their briefs to prove their client was harmed because the expiration date was set too long or there was no expiration date and the drug had become ineffective. The malpractice attorneys will make tens of millions of dollars, their clients a few thousand dollars, the doctors/druggists/drug manufacturers insurance costs will skyrocket, the cost of the medication will likely increase, and in the end the health care consumer loses.