Return Unwanted Medicines Project
Sep 8, 2017
The most recent Australian Secondary School Students Alcohol and Drug Survey (2016) found that 18% of all students reporting using medications, such as sleeping tablets or benzodiazepines like diazepam, other than for medical reasons. This highlights the importance for workers to talk with young people and their families about safe use and storage of medications. The Return Unwanted Medicines or the RUM Project provides people with a safe and easy way to dispose of expired or unwanted medications. Anyone can return medications to their local pharmacy for safe collection and disposal. So remember, read the labels, check expiry dates and review all medicines.