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Medication Disposal

Video credit: Pharmacy Association of British Columbia,www.bcpharmacy.ca/med-return

DO NOT flush or throw out your medications.

Nova Scotia has a province-wide program for the disposal of household pharmaceutical waste.

The Medication Disposal Program allows patients to return medications they no longer need or “dead drugs” to their local community pharmacies for safe disposal. There is no cost to the public to use this service.

Nova Scotia’s Medication Disposal Program is administrated by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia(PANS) and disposal costs are paid for by pharmaceutical companies.

Note: This program is NOT for any commercial enterprises, including: doctors' offices, vet clinics, shopping malls, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, workplaces, etc.