Ontario Residents Return 750 Tonnes of Pharmaceuticals and Sharps

Ontario, | Sep 9, 2014

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2014 – Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce that Residents of Ontario returned 750 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and sharps from households for proper disposal between Oct. 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Almost 90% of the unused/expired pharmaceuticals and used sharps were returned by residents to retail pharmacies registered […]

HPSA Announces 543 Tonnes Diverted from Ontario Landfills in 2013

Ontario, | May 5, 2014

2013 Annual Report Issued for Sharps and Pharmaceuticals Extended Producer Responsibility Programs in Ontario – 543 Tonnes Collected OTTAWA – Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce the release of the first Annual Report for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program and the Ontario Medications Return Program. The two programs are the first and […]

HPSA to support 2014 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day

Ontario, | Apr 23, 2014

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) proudly announces its support and involvement with the 2014 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day.  This year’s event takes place Saturday May 10th, and HPSA is encouraging the public to check their medicine cabinets for unused and expired medications.  The one day take back is a community-safety initiative led by […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back Campaign 2014

National, | Apr 8, 2014

The Partnership for a Drug Free Canada launched a new national multimedia campaign in June in collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix that focuses on returning all unused medications to participating pharmacies. Visit their YouTube channel to see their latest TV message.

Toronto’s Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day nets nearly 200 kilograms

Ontario, | May 15, 2013

Five locations across the city were available for members of the public to dispose of any unwanted or expired medication in a safe and secure way. The different amounts collected at the different locations amassed a grand total of more than 196 kilograms. If you missed Prescription Drop Off day, it is not too late. […]

Health Products Stewardship Association

Yukon, | May 9, 2013

Members/Pharmacists; When the Post-Consumer Pharmaceutical Stewardship Association (PCPSA) was established in 1999, it was done to educate consumers and collect unused or expired pharmaceutical. Since then, the association has grown to accept all medications and since 2013, we also administer a program for sharp devices in Ontario. Simply put, we have outgrown our name. To […]

HPSA Celebrates One Year Mark In Ontario

Ontario, | Dec 31, 2012

The role of Municipalities and Producer programs in extended producer responsibility by Brad Wright One Year Mark for Extended Producer Responsibility of Pharmaceuticals and Sharps in Ontario Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce the performance results from the first year of the (OSCP) and the (OMRP), the first two extended producer responsibility (EPR) […]

MMRP e-news

Manitoba, | Jul 19, 2012

Medications Return Program e- newsletter is published by HPSA to keep participating pharmacies informed with respect to recent developments in the Manitoba Medications Return Program.

Why Recycling Medication Matters

National, | Jul 8, 2012

The Medications Return Program encourages British Columbians to responsibly dispose of expired or unused medications. Why is this important? Unused medications left at home or tossed in the garbage, can be found by children and animals and abused by youth or street users.  Tossing down the toilet or the drain is not recommended. Is this […]