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Table 1 2005 baseline evaluation of drug request, drug consuming, waste proportion and correspondent cost

From: Drug waste minimisation and cost-containment in Medical Oncology: Two-year results of a feasibility study

Drug Total drug prescribing (mg) Total drug consuming (mg) Waste proportion (%) Negotiateda drug unit pricing (€/mg) Cost of consumed drugs (€) Drug waste cost (€)
Bleomycin 1735 1755 1.1 1.19 2088 24
Carboplatin 115367 123380 6.5 0.082 10117 657
Cetuximab 23110 24000 3.7 2.079 49896 1850
Cyclophosphamide 834568 943265 11.5 0.005 4716 543
Cisplatin 76300 83094 8.2 0.172 14292 1169
Dacarbazine 8310 10100 17.7 0.023 232 41
Docetaxel 31957 33640 5.0 7.525 253141 12665
Doxorubicin 24980 26380 5.3 1.46 38515 2044
Liposomial Doxorubicin 1406 1500 6.3 17.69 26535 1663
Epirubicin 64765 67160 3.6 1.907 128074 4567
Etoposide 63176 72300 12.6 0.022 1591 201
5-fluorouracil 5149000 5769000 10.7 0.002 11538 1240
Fotemustine 1653 2288 27.8 2.15 4919 1365
Gemcitabine 1692015 1790600 5.5 0.142 254265 13999
Iphosphamide 43150 52000 17.0 0.014 728 124
Irinotecan 95629 97690 2.1 1.76 171934 3627
Methotrexate 23531 26690 11.8 0.055 1468 174
Mitomycin 273 470 41.9 2.06 968 406
Mitoxantrone 134 150 10.7 5.39 808 86
Oxaliplatin 84095 90050 6.7 3.71 334085 22093
Paclitaxel 120948 126502 4.4 2.376 300569 13196
Pemetrexed 36290 42500 14.6 2.54 107950 15773
Raltitrexed 36 42 14.3 62.5 2625 375
Topotecan 192 392 51.1 64.72 25370 12944
Trastuzumab 65003 79270 17.9 4.69 371776 66912
Vinblastine 169 240 29.6 0.991 238 70
Vincristine 62 71 12.7 2.09 148 19
Vindesine 3 5 40.0 20.78 104 42
Vinorelbine 13659 14530 5.9 1.96 28479 1707
TOTAL 8571516 9479064 9.6   2147169 179576
  1. a2006 official hospital drug prices in Italy are available at [21]