TAKE STOCK OF YOUR MEDICATIONS
In the last year alone, 28 tonnes of unused medicines waste was returned. The cost to NHS Fife was over £2.1 million.
Our key messages to our patients are:
Only order the medicines you need
Talk to the pharmacy teams in your local pharmacy or GP practice if you have questions about your medicines
Bring your medicines into hospital
Unused medicines are a safety risk
Unused medicines cannot be recycled but can be returned to your local pharmacy for safe disposal