Get ready for lots of returned medicines

Get ready for an increase in people returning unwanted medicines.

Return of Unwanted Medicines (RUM) is launching a new campaign to increase consumer awareness of the program.

This follows recent Griffith University research that found more than 60% of Australians had unwanted medicines in their home.

Around 80% of the 4300 respondents also didn’t know what to do with expired or unneeded medicines.

RUM has produced a number of downloadable resources pharmacists can use to alert customers to the program.

It recommends that pharmacists