Imagine my surprise, then, when I was approached by a carer recently who was having great difficulty returning unwanted medication.
She had a huge "black sack" of waste and couldn't get rid of it. The pharmacy that supplies her "home" had refused, as had a another she had approached. In desperation she rang me...and we sorted it out.
The excuse they had allegedly given her was " we didn't dispense it, so we cannot take it back"
that's rubbish literally!
On the note of wast medication do I wonder how many contractors know about their obligation to produce a pre acceptance waste audit. For more deatils see our news story on the home page.