The RxA ENVIRx program recognizes the important relationship between Albertans’ health and the environment. Through ENVIRx, year round, pharmacists promote safe and effective drug use while giving Albertans an opportunity to return unused and expired medications to their community pharmacy. These medications are collected by pharmacies and destroyed in an environmentally friendly manner.
The ENVIRx program enables pharmacies to comply with The Pharmacy and Drug Act, which outlines the standards for operating licensed pharmacies. Section 56 identifies the procedures for the safe disposal of drugs that are outdated, recalled, or damaged. Section 57 ensures that the pharmacy will accept unused drugs or expired drugs from patients.
ENVIRx Program 2023-2024
ENVIRx 4 Containers –$90.00 Entitles pharmacies to 4 containers (medications/sharps combined) per year. This option works out to 2 containers for free and is ideal for new pharmacies or those stores that have lower volume of sharps and unused medications. $45.00/container for usage over 4 containers.
Think you’ll use more than 4 containers per year?
ENVIRx 20 Containers – $315.00 Entitles pharmacies to 20 containers (medications/sharps combined) per year. This option works out to 13 containers for free and is ideal for pharmacies that collect a higher volume of sharps and unused medications. $45.00/container for usage over 20 containers.
Each pharmacy is only eligible to purchase one ENVIRx option with a pharmacist membership and remains linked to the store for the membership year.
To add the ENVIRx Program to your membership go to https://rxa.ca/add-on-options/
More information for members.