Investigating the disposal of expired and unused medication in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

  title={Investigating the disposal of expired and unused medication in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Fatma Al-Shareef and Sarah Abu El-Asrar and Lamyaa Al-Bakr and Maisam Al-Amro and F. Alqahtani and F. Aleanizy and Sarah T A Al-Rashood},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy},
  • Fatma Al-Shareef, Sarah Abu El-Asrar, +4 authors Sarah T A Al-Rashood
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Background Improper disposal of medication has several possible consequences such as childhood poisoning, environmental pollution, a negative impact on wildlife, and antibiotic resistance. The number of studies conducted to characterize pharmaceutical disposal practices is limited, particularly in the Middle East. Objective The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine the behaviour of individuals with respect to the disposal of expired and unused medications. Furthermore, we aimed to… CONTINUE READING
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