Why you should return your old drugs – pharmacists weigh in

Global News – February 11, 2015

When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? Getting rid of expired or unused drugs might not be something you think about very often. However, pharmacists are urging you to do some spring cleaning by returning any medications you’re not using to your pharmacy for safe disposal.

The B.C. Medications Return program helps divert unused medications from being thrown in the trash or flushed down the toilet where they have the potential to harm the environment. The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) says improperly disposing your prescription drugs could also have a negative impact on your water source.

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