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National
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Prescription Drugs Misuses by Teens

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/

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.

PEI
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.

National
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.

Manitoba
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKnxEjrhhmc.

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