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Don't Flush Campaign-Information for Pharmacies, Veterinarians and Retailers

Every pharmacy registered pursuant to Education Law section 68-2 and every retail business that sells drugs (over-the-counter and prescription medications as well as vitamins and supplements) and all veterinary offices are required to comply with requirements under New York's Drug Management and Disposal Act.

Don't flush unwanted household medications poster

Poster (PDF, 1 MB) for display at pharmacies (Versiòn en español PDF, 51 KB)
Guidance (PDF, 17 KB) for proper display of poster

Guidance on Posting the Notice - Effective March 24, 2009

How should it be displayed?

The notice should be printed in color, be no smaller than 8.5" x 11" and be conspicuously displayed. Stores are encouraged to frame, laminate or otherwise ensure that the notice is durable. In addition to the required posting, the notice can be reproduced in black and white and/or in a smaller size for hand out to consumers. The notice can also be reproduced in a smaller size for shelf displays or on shopping bags or medicine bags.

Where should it be posted?

In a pharmacy setting, the notice should be legible to a consumer at the pick-up counter. Options include posting on a wall visible from the counter, or on the counter itself. If a pharmacy is within a store, but the pharmacy closes for some portion of the store hours, the notice should be visible in the pharmacy department during hours when the pharmacy is closed.
In a retail setting, the notice should be posted at one of the following locations:

  • At the checkout counter
  • On/above/visible from aisles where drugs are displayed
  • As a shelf-label or other in-aisle placement with the display of drugs

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