The myth of expiration dates! Though the government requires
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Dr. Rohan Desai
The myth of expiration dates! Though the government requires pharmacies to throw away expired drugs, it doesn’t always follow these instructions itself. Instead, for more than 30 years, it has pulled some medicines and tested their quality. It’s an open secret among medical professionals that many drugs maintain their ability to combat ailments well after their labels say they don’t. One pharmacist says he sometimes takes home expired over-the-counter medicine from his pharmacy so he and his family can use it. https://www.propublica.org/article/the-myth-of-drug-expiration-dates
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Dr. C●●●●●n D●●●●●●a
Dr. C●●●●●n D●●●●●●a Ophthalmology
May be like many food items, there should be "best before" rather than expiry date AND the package insert may include what the date means for that particular drug. I.e. decreased efficacy, endangered safety, or less bioavailability.
Jul 23, 2017Like2
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
I agree with views of Dr. Vijayakumar as well as Author. o one can not advice or encourage someone to take drugs after its expiry date. But the government must consider the issue of expiry date of drugs re-examined from scientific research and come out with truth.
Jul 24, 2017Like1
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
Please add medicolegally in my second sentence..., One can not advice medicolegally..." Sorry for typographical errors.
Jul 24, 2017Like