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Frequently Asked Questions by Consumers on Drug Disposal/Returning Prescriptions:


Q: Does the Board have a position on returning prescription drugs to a pharmacy?

A: Occasionally a pharmacist receives a request to return a prescription drug after it has left the pharmacy. Your pharmacist has the responsibility to maintain certain standards of purity and safety of all prescription drugs dispensed. In order to insure that those standards are maintained, the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy recommends that a pharmacist decline to accept any prescription drug for return once it has left the pharmacy.

For safe and proper medication disposal, please see this guide.



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