Frequently Asked Questions by Consumers on Returning Prescriptions/Prescription Return Policy/Drug Disposal:
Q: Does the Board have a position on returning prescription drugs to a pharmacy?
A: Please Understand....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. [This information is available in Poster Form and can be ordered from the Board.]
For information regarding drug disposal issues generally, please see our Pharmacist FAQ on Drug Disposal.