Filtered by tag: medication disposal

Major need for Canadian families to improve safe handling and disposal of medications at home

National, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, | Aug 8, 2023

Survey shows a gap between understanding of the harmful effects of accessible medications at home, and action to prevent it TORONTO, August 8, 2023 – Survey data released today highlights a discrepancy amongst parents of youth and teens in Canada, between the awareness of safe medication practices and the corresponding action around safe handling, storage, […]

Press Release – Critical need to reignite action on safe disposal of unwanted household medications

National, | May 15, 2023

Research indicates an opportunity to increase safe practices for the protection of households, communities, and the environment. TORONTO, May 15, 2023 – Today, the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) – a national not-for-profit that operates return programs for unwanted medications and used medical sharps across British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island – is […]

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 […]

Quebec pharmaceutical products' take-back program is officially launched. Find a collection location near you.