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Is there a protocol or a set of guidelines to safely dispose off a batch of expired drugs (as a manufacturer)? I guess the process may vary for different drugs. My specific question regarding the safe disposal of expired amlodipine; which is better — incineration or landfill or any other technique?

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  • $\begingroup$ Usually you would return to the pharmacy of purchase for safe denaturing $\endgroup$ – Rory M Nov 26 '15 at 12:55
  • $\begingroup$ @RoryM OP is asking from a manufacturer's point of view. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Nov 26 '15 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ Chemically inactivating the drug (in a safe manner) is probably best - bleach, peroxide, other reactants that can themselves then be neutralized. $\endgroup$ – MattDMo Nov 27 '15 at 0:15

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