Joined: 04 Nov 2012
|Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:57 pm Post subject: Throwing Tablets away
|Disappointed that not only did Tanya throw away painkillers in a totally unsuitable way but the BBC didn't put any information on at the end about disposing of medicines in a proper fashion.
NHS Website Advice
How can I dispose of medicines safely?
The best way to dispose of medicines that are no longer needed is to return them to your pharmacist.
This service is available at every pharmacy, it is free-of-charge and some pharmacies may even carry out local collections. Try to return unwanted medicines in their original packaging where possible, as some medicines need special handling.
Never dispose of medicines down the toilet or sink. Medicines disposed of in this way can become a hazard to the environment and water supply.
If in doubt, ask your local pharmacist who will be able to give you good advice.