Unused prescriptions can be donated to a local doctors' officer, through foundations like the Star Fish Project and the Afya Foundation. Organizations like Givemedicines.org are also valid options for donating unused medication.Know More
States have varying laws regarding donating prescription medications, and these laws should be checked before donating. Some states allow donations of certain medications or medications donated only by specific groups, such as nursing homes. Other states do not allow any medication donations.
When local donations are not an option, there are organizations that send unused prescriptions to countries that do not have medical care. These organizations can be found online and are often in need of antibiotics, HIV and AIDS medications.Learn more in Medications & Vitamins
The best way to dispose of unused medication is through community disposal programs. Otherwise, mixing the medication with a substance such as coffee grounds, sealing it in a container, blacking out all identifying personal information on the bottle and disposing it in a trash can is acceptable, says the FDA.Full Answer >
Dx is a medical abbreviation that usually means diagnosis. It may stand for donation instead of diagnosis, but that only applies in the context of organ transplants.Full Answer >
Integrative medicine is defined as a medical approach that emphasizes a combination of conventional and alternative techniques to treat biological, psychological, social and spiritual health and illness, according to the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. This approach focuses on the whole person and the patient's relationship with his doctor.Full Answer >
Nothing adverse will happen if a person takes expired medicine, as stated by Drugs.com; however, the medicine may not work as intended. The expiration date on the label is used by manufacturers to show the period when the medicine if fully potent. This means that a drug that is not used before its expiration date will slowly lose its effectiveness, thus may not be helpful in treating the condition for which it was meant.Full Answer >