Hey! Happy Easter everyone! I hope you had a great day with your families. I was working all weekend, so my time with my family was very limited. As I worked from Friday through Sunday, I noticed a pattern in what I was hearing from my customers. Human behavior interests me a lot so I conducted a very informal study on their behavior as it related to me having to be at work on a religious holiday. The results may or may not surprise you.
How do I properly dispose of unused medication? I hear this question almost every day. A lot of people expect to just bring it back to the pharmacy. I had a guy the other day bring in a plastic grocery bag full of old pill bottles. He set it on the counter and when the technician grabbed it to see what was in it he said “You have possession of it now. It’s yours.” Of course, he was kidding. We know our patients really well and we joke with each other a lot. But, really, how do you dispose of medication properly? There are several ways to answer that question.