Pharmacies want expired meds

B.C. Pharmacy Association and CRD solicit old medications

  • Jan. 23, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Return your medications from whence they came.

That’s the message being touted by the B.C. Pharmacy Association to Capital Region residents to help protect the marine environment and prevent expired pills from ending up in landfills.

More than 90 per cent of B.C. pharmacies participate in the Medications Return Program, which ensures safe and effective disposal of old or expired prescription drugs, as well as oral dosage over-the-counter medications and natural health products.

The program is a partnership with the Capital Regional District’s environmental sustainability department.

More information about returning unused medications to pharmacies can be found at medicationsreturn.ca.

For information on the CRD’s Regional Source Control Program, including a short video on medication returns, visit crd.bc.ca/medications.

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