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PHU: Importance of Cleaning Medicine Cabinets and Managing Medications

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The Porcupine Health Unit is reminding residents in the Northeast to clean out and check their medicine cabinets.

The unit says unit says adverse drug reactions can cause serious illness and even death and hopes to prevent abuse and misuse.

The unit is also reminding residents that herbal remedies, vitamins and alcohol can affect the way medications work.

That’s why it’s asking residents to clean out or check their medicine cabinets at least once a year.

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The unit says you can pick up clean-out bags from local pharmacies to safely dispose of dated or unused medication.

The Porcupine Health Unit serves communities across the Northeast including the Cochrane and Hornepayne Districts.

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