Prescriptions by the Pound

Just one of many bags of expired prescription drugs collected by CSPA during a medication collection drive, which aimed to collect expired prescription and over the counter medications from community members to ensure proper disposal. Drives such as these have become increasingly more common as more and more individuals are being prescribed medications for anything from depression to acne, a process which has raised questions about the effects of  over medication and the necessity of what can often be a daily cocktail of pills for many patients.

Photo by CPSA 2011.