You watch the sales clerk with bated breath, hoping to high water that he is going to be packing your just bought groceries neatly and squarely in the brown paper bags. You should feel so privileged because not all stores go in for this service. After purchasing your groceries, it is left to you to pack your own goods. By the time you’ve reached your kitchen, you unpack these neatly and gingerly so as not to damage any perishable goods.
The funny things is that not the same amount of care and attention to detail is taken to more precious goods. One such line is that of your medical goods and supplies, prescribed medicines or otherwise. It is taken for granted that the medical supplies have already been safely sealed. While it may be true that medical packaging is legally mandated to be precise in its methodologies of ensuring that all materials are safeguarded from bio-hazards and factors to do with mobility, it is still everyone’s responsibility to be quite careful with their own proper packaging and unpacking of medicines and instruments.
Another matter often taken for granted and summarily dismissed is that of expiry dates. When receiving medicine from the pharmacist, it is taken for granted that the medicines are sound and safe to use straight away. That is why consumption instructions are so crucial. No matter how well prescribed medicine is seal it will always carry an expiry date. users must never use these beyond the expiry date and beyond the period of prescriptive use.
If no positive results are felt from taking the medicine, users should return to their medical practitioners rather than stubbornly and dumbly persist to the great danger of their health.