Health Products Stewardship Association

Returning Unused and expired medications in | Pharmacists

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has a formal province-wide program for the disposal of household pharmaceutical waste. The Medication Disposal Program allows consumers to return pharmaceuticals to provincial community pharmacies for safe disposal. It is administrated by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) with financial assistance from the pharmaceutical industries.

The program encourages the public to bring expired and unused pharmaceuticals back to their community pharmacies.

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Note: Any of the following items that are unused, expired, in questionable condition, or missing labels

  • All Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications, oral dosage
  • Natural health products, oral dosage

Not Accepted

Please check with your pharmacist or household hazardous waste events for other products

  • Sharps, needles or syringes
  • Cosmetics
  • Empty pill bottles