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In addition, medicines kept in the home must be stored in safe places, as drug abuse has been documented in adolescents. According to the , 1 in 8 teenagers had used prescription drugs, 70% had taken them at home, and 84% of parents placed their medicines in accessible places to all.
All types of medications can be returned to the pharmacy including tablets, syrups and creams. In pharmacies, drugs are classified into different containers depending on whether they are cytotoxic (dangerous). opiates or non-hazardous drugs. The waste is then collected by an approved company for incineration at high temperature ensuring completely destruction.
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