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Worst Corona excuse

Tried to return old medication to my local pharmacie today....
Was flat out refused According to the employee one can not be careful enough due to Corona She was not suppose to eat it...
Was adviced to take it to the local recycling station, which certainley does not accept medical waste....

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Old 08.02.2021, 22:49
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

Did you mask it?
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Old 08.02.2021, 22:52
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

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Did you mask it?


Dang, must have been that!
Luckily she didnt call the cops!
No mask plus illegal gathering (more than 5 in the bag) would have made for a nice fine
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Old 09.02.2021, 06:43
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

I'm not sure of the rules here, but since all Swiss waste is incinerated why can't it be disposed of in the normal rubbish?

It's not like countries which use landfill where they don't want medicines leeching out (particularly antibiotics).
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Old 09.02.2021, 06:45
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

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Tried to return old medication to my local pharmacie today....
Was flat out refused According to the employee one can not be careful enough due to Corona She was not suppose to eat it...
Was adviced to take it to the local recycling station, which certainley does not accept medical waste....

Rant over!
Even before the pandemic, I was prescribed too much medication and tried to return it in new and unopened condition and was told no.

I am just keeping it now as it doesn't expire and who knows, one day it may come in useful.
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Old 09.02.2021, 07:00
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

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Dang, must have been that!
Luckily she didnt call the cops!
For homeopathy?
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Old 09.02.2021, 09:10
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

They will accept used needles at a Pharmacy at the Coop across the highway from Gland... don't know about pills.
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

Haven’t tried post covid but my pharmacy (Sun Store) would only accept them if they were out of the boxes with all packaging removed. So obviously still valid medications were not being reused but simply destroyed.

Some things were expired but some had quite a long validity.

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Old 09.02.2021, 10:33
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

They take them at the Sun Store pharmacy here too but without the boxes.

The assistant explained to me once that they canít be reused because they canít be sure that the have been stored correctly and there is always a risk (albeit small) that theyíve been tampered with.
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Old 09.02.2021, 10:45
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

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Even before the pandemic, I was prescribed too much medication and tried to return it in new and unopened condition and was told no.

I am just keeping it now as it doesn't expire and who knows, one day it may come in useful.
I collected them and take them to my doctors on the next visit and they dispose of them for me. Also it helps because I hope they get a sense that I didn't some all of that prescribed.
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Old 09.02.2021, 11:00
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They will accept used needles at a Pharmacy at the Coop across the highway from Gland... don't know about pills.
Just melt the pills in a spoon and take it up in the syringe
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

I had no problem handing over a bag of unwanted medication at my local pharmacy. I'm surprised that others have had difficulty. I wonder if it was the 'assistant' making rules, rather than the pharmacist - I thought they are obligated to take it back and dispose of it through a special waste system.
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

I have taken unused unopened boxes of insulin to my Diabetaloge who tells me she can distribute them to patients without the means to pay for them. Not everyone has low franchises, particularly the poor.

Iím thinking I should do more of that, eye drops to my eye Dr. for example. He does tend to oversubscribe. As long as itís unopened and within the expiry Iíd hope he could help me pay it forward.
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They will accept used needles at a Pharmacy at the Coop across the highway from Gland... don't know about pills.
When I needed injections, I was told to drop the used needle in an empty plastic bottle, screw the cap back on, and put in with the rubbish. Juice bottles with wide openings worked well.
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

The local pharmacy now charges CHF 5 to dispose of old medicines - but on the plus side, they will take anything for disposal, regardless of where the meds originally came from.

Used needles and syringes are accepted if you bring them back in the special container they gave you - deposit CHF 3. But you get a new container in exchange.

Fortunately, most of my no longer needed ( ) meds/needles came from the vet, who happily takes it all back for disposal without any quesiton or charge. Only fair, since he already gets most of my disposable income...
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Re: Worst Corona excuse

Tried to see my doctor last week as I was not well.
So he does not want to see patients unless you have a negative test!!
This is new🙈
So I did the test(negative) but now Iím better and donít need to see him anymore..
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Well, there your are - great news.
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Tried to see my doctor last week as I was not well.
So he does not want to see patients unless you have a negative test!!
This is new��
Wow. That is crazy. What next? The doctor only wants to see patients if they can prove they have no medical problems?!

I'd love a job like that.
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Tried to see my doctor last week as I was not well.
So he does not want to see patients unless you have a negative test!!
This is new🙈
So I did the test(negative) but now Iím better and donít need to see him anymore..
Out of curiosity, would this fall under the cases where the Bund picks up the tab for the test?
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