Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand community pharmacies.

@article{Tong2011DisposalPF,
  title={Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand community pharmacies.},
  author={Alfred Y.C. Tong and B. M. Peake and Rhiannon Braund},
  journal={Journal of primary health care},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          197-203
        }
}
INTRODUCTION One of the recommended methods for households to dispose of unused medications in many countries is to return them to community pharmacies. However, such a practice will only reduce the environmental levels of pharmaceuticals if the medications are also disposed of and destroyed properly by the pharmacies. AIM This study reports the results of a questionnaire sent to New Zealand community pharmacists regarding disposal practices for unused or expired medications in their… CONTINUE READING

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