Return Medications to Your Pharmacist

Return Medications to Your Pharmacist

When you open your medicine cabinet, how much of it’s contents has expired or was a prescription that you didn’t finish?  What are you supposed to do with those items you will never use?  We can answer that question.  The British Columbia Pharmacy Association and the Post-Consumers Pharmaceutical Stewardship Association provide a medication return program.   You are able to take your unused, expired, and medications in questionable condition or missing labels to your local BC pharmacist for responsible disposal.  They will accept all prescription drugs, over the counter oral medication and oral, natural health products, such as vitamins.

This service is provided at no cost to you.  It is funded by the brand-owners that sell medications in British Columbia.  One restriction to this program is the sample packs distributed by doctors.  Local pharmacies do not take those, but they can be returned to the doctors’ office and the same service will be provided.

Clean out those cabinets and remember that medications do not need to be thrown away or flushed in the toilet.  Be responsible and dispose of them properly.