Return unused pain meds
Friday, 12th July, 2019
By Callum Marshall
The Therapeutic Goods Administration is urging Australians to return unused prescription pain relief medicines to their local pharmacy, with nearly 150 people hospitalised every day as a result of the adverse effects of opioid pain medicines.
The TGA has warned that keeping unused prescribed painkillers for future-use can be dangerous, particularly with children and pets around the house.
Outback Pharmacies’ Alex Page said there were many potential hazards and dangers with keeping these medications lying around the home unused.
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