“Both eyedrops and cancer drugs are sold by volume, and we spend billions of dollars every year on them. Chemotherapy drugs can run thousands of dollars per infusion. Crucial eye medications to treat conditions like glaucoma may cost hundreds of dollars for a small bottle that only lasts a month, making the waste of even a drop a problem for low-income patients.” Pro Publica and NPR on the waste that adds to the bottom line of drug companies. “If you’ve ever put in an eyedrop, some of it has almost certainly spilled onto your eyelid or cheek.” (You’re paying the same amount for the medicine on your face…)