Today’s episode is a Drug Disposal Quiz in honor of the up-coming DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (USA), which will be Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10 AM – 2 PM.
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During my 22 years as an Ohio-licensed pharmacist, I’ve taken an interest in Drug Disposal. I believe that pharmacists can make a positive impact in their communities by knowing how to safely dispose of all types of drugs at various times of the year.
Ideally, there would be a magical box at every pharmacy, and everything could go in it: solid tablets, liquid allergy medicine, ear drops, Epi-Pens, creams, nasal sprays, inhalers, and so on. However, it just doesn’t work that way. As a result, we field questions about drug disposal all the time. To prepare you for those inevitable questions you may field about drug disposal, I put together a Drug Disposal Quiz.
This is a crowd-sourcing episode. Feel free to answer one or all of these questions. If you submit a response, you may hear it on the podcast! I’m accepting answers until Oct 20, 2023.
- Step One: go to https://www.thepharmacistsvoice.com.
- Step Two: Click the Contact tab.
- Step Three: Click, “Start recording”
- Step Four: Leave a voicemail message with the question and answer.
As an alternative, fill out the contact form. I may read your answer on the show. If no one answers, you’ll hear my responses on Saturday, October 28, 2023 (Drug Take-Back Day).
Listen to the episode for the full questions. Key words are below.
- Fluorouracil cream
- Expired Epi-Pen
- Expired OTC’s
- Discontinued lisinopril tablets
- Info table at the health fair
- Disposing of illicit substances
- Grocery sack full of unwanted meds from a patient.
- When is the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet?
- Where is the closest drug disposal box to you?
- On drug take-back day, where can you get rid of odd dosage forms?
Links from this episode
DEA Take-Back Day https://www.dea.gov/takebackday
Frank North, PharmD on LinkedIn (Frank will be my guest Friday, Sept 22, 2023.)
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