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June 27, 2018: Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications

Improper storage and disposal of medications in the home have resulted in medication errors, accidental poisonings, inappropriate use, and diversion. Children in Canada continue to experience harm through accidental ingestion of improperly stored or discarded medications and poisons, despite the implementation of child-resistant packaging. ISMP Canada, with the support of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and partners, has developed key messages to guide both clinicians and patients on the safe storage and disposal of medications in the community.  Read more ...