Health Products Stewardship Association

Government of Canada

Please visit the links below for more information on the collection and disposal of health products :

  • Public Safety Canada - Prescription Drug Return Initiatives in Canada
  • National Anti-Drug Strategy - The National Anti-Drug Strategy provides a focused approach aimed at reducing the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs; addressing prescription drug abuse; and addressing the crime associated with illicit drugs. This approach will lead to safer and healthier communities by taking action in three priority areas: preventing, treating, and combating illicit drugs and prescription drug abuse.  For more information .

  • Proper Use and Disposal of Medication - Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of new human and veterinary drugs introduced to the Canadian marketplace. For over 20 years, scientists and environmentalists have been aware of pharmaceutical traces in the environment, and there is increasing concern that chemicals from pharmaceuticals and personal care products may be affecting aquatic species, such as fish, mussels, and algae, and human health.
  • Health Canada-Environmental Assessment Regulations (EAR) - The Environmental Impact Initiative's (EII) focus is to study the potential effect of personal care products and pharmaceuticals, regulated under the Food and Drug Act (F & DA), in the Canadian environment and on human health.