Opinions

Why do we need a Prescription Drug Drop off Day?

Why do we need a Prescription Drug Drop Off Day? I believe that is the real question that should be asked. Why is there a need for people to empty their medicine cabinets once a year and turn over thousands of unused prescription medications? Could it be that physicians are over prescribing or prescribing unnecessary… Continue reading Why do we need a Prescription Drug Drop off Day?

Events

Prescription Drug Drop-off Day – Nova Scotia – Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Prescription Drop-off Initiatives These initiatives aim to reduce the harms associated with certain prescription drugs (e.g., opioids, sedative-hypnotics, stimulants) by: Promoting both the safe storage and disposal of prescription, over-the-counter and other drugs; Reducing the amount of these drugs available in people’s homes for possible diversion and accidental poisonings; Identifying unused medications to inform prescribing… Continue reading Prescription Drug Drop-off Day – Nova Scotia – Saturday, May 10, 2014.