Uniprix-affiliated pharmacies collect expired medications and used syringes to ensure that they are disposed of safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.
If you require syringes and needles to inject your medications, your affiliated pharmacist will provide you with a safe container you can return to the pharmacy after use. It will then be disposed of it in a safe manner.
Medications don’t last forever. That’s why they come with an expiry date. This date is posted on a drug by the company that manufactures it to guarantee its efficacy and safety.
For prescription medications, the relevant expiry date is the one posted on the label by the affiliated pharmacist. You should also know that medications are chemical products that can affect the environment. For a variety of reasons, they can also alter over time. If you notice a change in colour, shape, smell or texture, don’t use them. Return them to your Uniprix-affiliated pharmacist, who will ensure their safe and environmentally friendly disposal.
Medications should never be thrown into the garbage or toilet, since this can contaminate the soil and water supply and in the long term could lead to serious environmental problems.
If you have used an expired medication, talk to your affiliated pharmacist. He or she can inform you of the consequences and steps to take.
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