Much has been said about maintenance of well-being/prevention of loss of wellbeing but little appears to be being positively done. There is a huge waste in unused prescriptions, so some emphasis is required to address amounts prescribed and re-issue of prescriptions without adequate review of need.
Yes true! I have medicines I did not use. The were not over prescribed but were changed. I took them back to the chemist who said they couldn’t re prescribe them as they may not be safe. Even though they are I. Sealed package -bubble package.
Friend are hanging on to them in,
Can we check then and put them back on the shelf at the chemist.
WE can't just accept medicines back in the pharmacy because theres no guarantee that they've been stored correctly. They may have been kept in a hot suitcase, or a freezer, or in a damp cupboard- and any of these storage issues might render the contents unusable.
There may even be malicious deliberate tampering - there's just no way of knowing.
Patient safety and medication efficacy are the pharmacist's primary concern here- so potentially unstable medicines cannot be just placed back into the dispensary- even though , I absolutely agree, its a heartbreaking waste of resources.