Health Products Stewardship

Health Products Stewardship

Medications Return Programs are the safe and easy way to dispose of your unused or expired health products to participating community pharmacies throughout Canada.

Health Products Stewardship

The purpose of a Medications Return Program is to collect unused or expired medication from the public before it is disposed of in the garbage or poured down the drain. Drugs covered under this stewardship program include:

  • All Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications in oral dosage form (including pills/liquids)
  • Natural health products in oral dosage form(including pills/liquids)

For more information, please speak to your pharmacist or use the online site locator to find a safe disposal drop-off location near you.

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Read the Annual Report on the Ontario Medications Return Program and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (2015).

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