In May, the BC Pharmacy Association partnered with the Vancouver Police Department, Metro Vancouver, London Drugs and the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) to urge the public to safely dispose of their medications to ensure they don’t get into the wrong hands or pollute the environment.
Given the prediction by BC Health Minister Terry Lake in May that the province will likely have a record number of drug overdoses in 2016, the public was reminded that the safe disposal of medication is especially critical.
Prescription drugs can be effective in helping people to manage pain and other conditions, but can have deadly consequences if used inappropriately.
Notice of Public Consultation - BC Medications Return Stewardship Plan Renewal
The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) will be holding public consultations regarding amendments to its stewardship plan renewals for the period of 2017 to 2021.
In-person consultations will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Coast Waste Management Association conference at Westin Bear Mountain in Victoria, British Columbia.
BC Recycles Summer Ambassadors Abbey Deppiesse and Skye Mandin were visiting more than 2,000 collection facilities to promote responsible disposal of common household products including medication. For the full interview on Global News check link
Teen Takers, the latest PDFC campaign deals with prescription drug misuse by teens.
As they get older, kids tend to help themselves to a lot of things that don't belong to them around the house, mostly for their own benefit.
But what happens when this behaviour reaches the medicine cabinet?
This PSA campaign will engage parents to find out what prescription drugs teens are most likely to abuse and encourage important parent-teen discussions about medicine abuse.
To watch a short PSA and find out more visit: http://www.canadadrugfree.org/drug-info/prescription-drugs/
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.
Researchers at Acadia University are researching new methods by which trace amounts of pharmaceuticals can be broken down by bacteria already present in wastewater at sewage treatment plants.
Read the full article here.
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.