Health Products Stewardship Association

2017

British Columbia
HPSAoffice posted on Fri, May 26, 2017

BC News Release May 2017

May 9, 2017

 

For immediate release:

 

BC pharmacists help residents safely destroy 88.7 tonnes of household pharmaceutical waste

 

Pharmacists in British Columbia helped residents safely destroy 88.7 tonnes of expired or unused medications in 2016, reports the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA) which manages the Medications Return Program in the province.

National
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

National News Release 2017

May 9, 2017

 

A staggering 386 tonnes of unwanted medications safely destroyed in 2016

 

Ottawa – Canadians and their pharmacists in four provinces have helped safely destroy a staggering 386 tonnes of unused or expired medications in 2016, says the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA) which manages medications return programs in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.  

PEI
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

PEI News Release May 2017

May 9, 2017

 

PEI pharmacists help residents safely destroy 6.8 tonnes

of household pharmaceutical and sharps waste

 

Ottawa –Pharmacists on Prince Edward Island helped residents safely destroy 4.2 tonnes of expired or unused medications and 2.6 tonnes of sharps -- needles, lancets and alike -- in 2016 in the province’s first full year of a medical pharmaceutical and sharps waste recovery effort developed and managed by the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA).

Ontario
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

Ontario News Release May 2017

May 9, 2017

 

For immediate release:

 

Ontario pharmacists help residents safely destroy 551 tonnes

of household pharmaceutical and sharps waste

 

Ottawa – Nearly 4,000 pharmacists throughout Ontario helped residents in the province safely destroy 273 tonnes of expired or unused medications and 278 tonnes of sharps -- needles, lancets and alike -- in 2016 in a growing pharmaceutical and sharps waste recovery effort developed and managed by the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA).