How to dispose of medications safely.

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As we all know, disposing of potent medications by dumping them into the garbage or down the drain, will only see these medications accumulate in our soil, water and animals that live in our environment. In Alberta, we have a very valuable program called EnviRx, which organizes the collection and proper disposal of medications, with many Alberta pharmacies acting as the collection depots. That means Albertans can bring all their old or unwanted medications to their pharmacy, where the pharmacist will collect the medications until they are picked up by a contracted service, hauled to an approved disposal site somewhere within the province and then incinerated at extremely high temperatures. This results in the proper destruction of all drug products, keeping our environment safe.

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