Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2016-12-19 | Sing Tao

The cure for drug wastage

What should we do with unused drugs in our homes? In Hong Kong, people may handle them like normal household waste. In some countries, however, governments would promote community-based drug ‘take-back’ and unused drug donation programmes. Could these options be introduced in Hong Kong? More importantly, how can we avoid drug wastage in the first instance?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.