What To Do When Medicine Goes Bad

November 12, 2014 1:15 PM

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The answer: We've all come across that bottle in the farthest corner of the medicine cabinet. You haven't needed it for a while, but then you do, for whatever reason, and you realize it's expired. But does medicine actually go bad? And what's the risk?

It's twofold, explains Jeff McClusky, pharmacy supervisor at a speciality clinic in the Harris Health System in Texas and an American Pharmacists Association (APhA) spokesperson. Expiration dates, he tells The Huffington Post, guard against potential spoilage of medication ingredients as well as pot...

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