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Post by eddie on Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:54 am

I've often wondered wnat they do with the leftover meds and 'out of date' stuff that's gets returned.

I can understand throwing away liquid medicine, but tablets could be reused I guess?

I'm sure I read, or heard or dreamt (?) that some uk hospitals sent their unused meds abroad to third world countries.

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Post by Syl on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:00 pm

No I don't know for sure.
Pharmacists always say they will 'dispose' of them for you.....that to me means throw away. scratch

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:19 pm

Might find this interesting:

https://www.bma.org.uk/about-us/how-we-work/professional-activities/patient-liaison-group/resources/dispensed-but-unopened-medications

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