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 incinerated 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 Section 56 indentifies the procedures for the safe disposal of drugs that are outdated, recalled, or damaged.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.
The ENVIRx Program is exclusive to RxA members. Members can select the Envirx as a membership add-on option, which entitles pharmacies to 24 containers (medications/sharps combined) per year. All material accepted under the ENVIRx Program must be disposed of in the ENVIRx/Sharps containers.
This membership option is only available to one pharmacist member per store and remains linked to the store for the membership year.
More information for members.