Health Products Stewardship Association


New Brunswick
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Brunswick farmers are invited to safely dispose of their livestock (including equine) medications

FREDERICTON, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - New Brunswick farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from November 2-13.

CleanFARMS, an industry-led, national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), is offering this program at no cost to farmers.

HPSAoffice posted on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Island Medications Return and Sharps Collection Programs

The new Island Medications Return Program and Island Sharps Collection Program were officially launched at a press conference in Charlottetown on July 22, 2015. “It’s terrific that the Health Products Stewardship Association is now operating these excellent programs, in collaboration with the PEI Pharmacists Association and Island Waste Management Corporation, which are in line with our province’s Environmental Protection Act regulations,” said Communities, Land and Environment Minister, Robert Mitchell.

HPSAoffice posted on Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart partners with the Partnership for a Drug Free Canada

Shopper’s Drug Mart is partnering with the Partnership for a Drug Free Canada for the National Medicine Take-Back Campaign for the third time. This year’s campaign, which allows Canadians to drop off expired or unused medication at their local pharmacy, will also include Loblaw Pharmacy, bringing the total number of drop-off locations to 1,800.

This year the campaign, which runs through December, is aimed at educating about teen misuse of prescription drugs and OTC medicine, as well as disposing of drugs in an environmentally responsible way. The campaign has proven effective, with pharmacies collecting 390 tons of medicine in 2014’s campaign, more than double the amount collected in 2013.

HPSAoffice posted on Mon, May 04, 2015

What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

WINNIPEG, MB May 1, 2015 – Pharmacists Manitoba in partnership with the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA), the Winnipeg Police Service, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reminding Manitobans to check their homes for unused or expired medications and return them to pharmacies on May 9, 2015 – the third annual National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day. This event is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and is being held in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Public Safety Canada.

British Columbia
HPSAoffice posted on Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Fish Don't Do Drugs!

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce its support for the BC Pharmacy Association’s new campaign to encourage the public to dispose of their unused and expired medications in a responsible manner.

The ‘Fish Don’t Do Drugs’ video is a stark reminder that the proper way to dispose of medications is to take them back to your community pharmacy.  This message has been echoed by Regional Districts across British Columbia.

Check out the Fish Don’t Do Drugs video produced in partnership between the BC Pharmacy Association and the Health Products Stewardship Association here:

HPSAoffice posted on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

I Don't Flush Public Awareness Campaign Launched in Ontario

TORONTO, ON — October 15, 2014 — Urging consumers to take a closer look at their water use habits, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and the Clean Water Foundation (CWF) – in conjunction with The Regional Municipality of York Region, the Region of Peel and the Health Products Stewardship Association, launch the I don’t flush public awareness campaign. The campaign asks the public to return their unused/unwanted medications back to the pharmacy as opposed to flushing them down the toilet or drain, or throwing them in the garbage.

HPSAoffice posted on Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Ontario Residents Return 750 Tonnes of Pharmaceuticals and Sharps

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2014 - Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce that Residents of Ontario returned 750 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and sharps from households for proper disposal between Oct. 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Almost 90% of the unused/expired pharmaceuticals and used sharps were returned by residents to retail pharmacies registered as collection locations in the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP) and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP). The two programs are the first and only extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs to be regulated under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act and are administered by HPSA on behalf of the health products industries.