BEST METHOD... Kadina pharmacist Michael Gregg says old or unwanted medicines should be handed into pharmacies for safe disposal – not placed in household rubbish bins or flushed. BEST METHOD... Kadina pharmacist Michael Gregg says old or unwanted medicines should be handed into pharmacies for safe disposal – not placed in household rubbish bins or flushed.

What to do with old or unwanted meds

STORING medicines which are no longer needed, or have expired, in the home can be dangerous and people should instead hand them into local pharmacies, according to professionals.

Old or unwanted medicines may get into the wrong hands — such as young children or pets — and cause harm or poisoning.

They can also create confusion for someone who takes multiple medicines, or may no longer be effective or safe.

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