Health Products Stewardship Association

News

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

 

Ontario pharmacists help residents safely destroy 550 tonnes of household medical 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 medical waste recovery effort developed and managed by the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA).

National
HPSAoffice posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Fish can't say no to drugs, so #ReturnYourMeds

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.

British Columbia
HPSAoffice posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Notice of Public Consultation

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.

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/

Pages