Recycle your meds

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Monday, June 04, 2018, 20:25 (17 days ago)

If you are taking medicine and find you no longer need it, pls consider donating it so others less fortunate can benefit. Go to the main entrance of Hospital General, at info desk go up stairway and turn left.

After more than three weeks battling a horrific cold that went into my bronchial tubes, I saw several docs who prescribed various meds. I'm now on-the-mend. (I hope...)

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Recycle your meds

by Talley Ho @, Monday, June 04, 2018, 21:25 (17 days ago) @ Susan G

We hope so too!

See you soon.

Recycle your meds

by victorio, Monday, June 04, 2018, 21:51 (17 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Hola. I would never ever use "recycled drugs". You never know if some nut case has added something to them. My health and my life is way more important than saving a few pesos.

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by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Monday, June 04, 2018, 22:46 (17 days ago) @ victorio

But Victor, you are not a dirt poor Mexican who can't afford the cost of a regular subscription. I am sure that most, if not all, who would be willing to donate would not bother to mess with them.

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by victorio, Monday, June 04, 2018, 23:02 (17 days ago) @ allen
edited by victorio, Monday, June 04, 2018, 23:12

Hola. You have a valid point, but me being a "rich northerner" I would not take the chance with possibly tainted drugs. As you pointed out it is a completely different situation for someone in dire need. If I was in that situation, I would probably take the recycled drugs if they were what I needed.

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by Talley Ho @, Monday, June 04, 2018, 23:15 (17 days ago) @ victorio

:megusta:

To BOTH of you!!!!!

In the US after an ugly death, we were able to donate certain drugs to the local hospice organization.

This is even better, more drugs can be used.

Recycle your meds

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 02:25 (17 days ago) @ victorio

There's another reason for turning your old meds into a pharmacy or hospital. A lot of old meds get flushed or poured down sink and then end up in our water supplies. I have heard that estrogen from birth control pills is turning all the fish in the Thames River into females. Here's some homework for y'all.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pharmaceuticals-in-the-water/

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 08:09 (16 days ago) @ Susan G

If you are taking medicine and find you no longer need it, pls consider donating it so others less fortunate can benefit. Go to the main entrance of Hospital General, at info desk go up stairway and turn left.

After more than three weeks battling a horrific cold that went into my bronchial tubes, I saw several docs who prescribed various meds. I'm now on-the-mend. (I hope...)

:megusta:
It is unfortunate that this is even necessary in our Hospital General, but it’s a sad fact here that our public hospitals suffer a severe shortage of medical equipment and medicines. We have donated our unused medicines several times, and the folks at the hospital are extremely grateful. Every little bit helps.

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by blondebrownie, Thursday, June 07, 2018, 20:45 (14 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

This is a wonderful suggestion. When we come again next January, we will be cleaning out all of our old drugs. Are there any drugs we shouldn't bring thru customs? It would be great if someone would post once again the names of the places to bring them.

Recycle your meds

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Friday, June 08, 2018, 00:15 (14 days ago) @ blondebrownie

When you arrive, put "recyle meds" in the upper right search box.