Medications Return Program
Don't throw it out! Take it back to La Pharmacie!
Did you know?
Pharmaceuticals, including all prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications in pill and liquid form, and natural health products in oral dosage form, are now part of a new stewardship program the Manitoba Medication Return Program.
What is MMRP?
The Manitoba Medications Return Program is the safe and easy way to dispose of medications we all have in our homes. The purpose of the MMRP is to recover drugs that are disposed of in the garbage or poured down sewers and drains.
Why Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products?
Keeping medicines around the house is not safe, especially if you have children/teenagers who could take the medicine by accident. Expired medications can be ineffective or even toxic. Prescription drugs, including over-the-counter medicines, can also be subject to reuse, misuse, theft and abuse. Flushing your medicines down the toilet or drain, or tossing them in the garbage, is not recommended.
How do I dispose of medicines?
Just take the medications in their original containers (plastic bottles or blister packs, but not outer packaging), remove any personal identification, such as your name, and stop by La Pharmacie - you don't have to return your medications to the same pharmacy where you purchased them. Drop off your bag with the pharmacist.
What happens to my medicines?
The MMRP will ensure the safe and appropriate storage and disposal of all your medications, according to health and environmental regulations.
What about needles, syringes or other sharps?
A sharp disposal program is also available at La Pharmacie. Drop off your sharps container with the pharmacist.
Who is PCPSA?
Post-Consumer Pharmaceutical Stewardship Association (PCPSA) is a not-for-profit association funded and governed by the pharmaceuticals and consumer-health products industries.
Call your pharmacist or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org