Do you have expired or unwanted medicines at home? Are you wondering how to dispose of them safely?

The DUMP (Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Properly) campaign is here to help.

In brief,

  • Don’t flush medicines down the toilet
  • Don’t pour medicines down the sink
  • Don’t throw medicines in the rubbish or recycling bin
  • Return your unwanted medicines to your pharmacy for FREE

See details at www.saferx.co.nz/brief-updates/dump-campaign.

The Safer Use of Medicines website also has number of medicine-related bulletins, and a page with downloadable/printable patient guides and leaflets, including some in multiple languages (Samoan, Tongan, Chinese, Korean).

 

Date posted: 12 February, 2019