Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste – Report By OECD

National, | Aug 3, 2021

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a document on the management of pharmaceutical household waste. The document describes global practices and regulations on medication take-back programs. Click here to read more.

A call to action for all Canadians

National, | Jul 14, 2021

Today, we’re issuing an urgent call to action for Canadians to clear out their medicine cabinets of unwanted medications and bring them into a pharmacy for safe disposal. This call to action comes at a critical time. Not only has COVID-19 further exacerbated the rate of accidental drug poisoning, but many provinces are reporting a […]

Old meds be gone – How to dispose of medications safely?

National, | May 3, 2021

Find program participating pharmacies on a drop-off location map. 

New HPSA Office Address

National, | Feb 25, 2021

Effective March 31, 2021, the HPSA office is moving to a new address. 3800 Steeles Ave West, Suite 301A Woodbridge, ON, L4L 4G9 Please redirect all correspondences accordingly. Thank you!

New Sharps Collection Program Launch in Manitoba

National, | Feb 16, 2021

The Ministry of Conservation and Climate of Manitoba has approved the Manitoba Sharps Collection Program (MSCP) and it is now officially launched. Click here to read the official news release.    

Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications during the COVID-19 Pandemic

National, | Nov 6, 2020

Storing medications safely at home and returning products to the pharmacy when they are no longer needed are important ways to prevent harm. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacies may not be accepting medication returns for disposal, or they may have new ways of taking them back. Take a look at the newsletter from the […]

Evidence Summary on the Prevention of Poisoning in Canada

National, | Nov 6, 2020

The Evidence Summary on the Prevention of Poisoning describes the current poisoning problem in Canada, using data from hospitals, poison centres and death records. It also highlights best practices for poison prevention, current initiatives in Canada, and recommendations for future actions we can take. The summary is prepared by Parachute Canada and Injury Prevention Centre, […]

Health Canada Bulletin – Requirements for Post-Consumer Returns

National, | Sep 25, 2020

This bulletin replaces the bulletin dated April 16, 2020. The period of validity of the bulletin has been extended up to March 31, 2021. The Office of Controlled Substances (OCS) of Health Canada issued a bulletin, providing pharmacists with information on temporary exceptional measures for post-consumer returns containing controlled substances and recommendations to help reduce […]

Lifetime Achievement For Ginette Vanasse

National, | Jun 22, 2020

Each year the Recycling Council of B.C. recognizes the valuable contribution that individuals and organizations make towards the preservation and protection of British Columbia’s environment. Ginette Vanasse from Health Products Stewardship Association received Lifetime Achievement Award by RCBC in recognition of her role over the years in the recycling space.