Health Products Stewardship Association

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Collecting Used and Expired Medications in | Public

Quebec

Information for the Pharmacist

According to the code of ethics of pharmacists; the pharmacist must, when the request is made by a patient, collaborate in the recovery of out-of-date or unused medications for safe destruction.

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Accepted

Note: Any of the following items that are unused, expired, in questionable condition, or missing labels

  • All Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications, oral dosage
  • Natural health products, oral dosage
 

Not Accepted

Please check with your pharmacist or household hazardous waste events for other products

  • Sharps, needles or syringes
  • Cosmetics
  • Empty pill bottles