Forum: donate empty S8 boxes to kinder?


“I have been donating empty boxes, bottles, lids to my children’s kinder and school for quite a few years for the children to make constructions out of.  They have always been super appreciative as medicine boxes are often a perfect size for children to work with.

“I only ever donate intact boxes and never items that have been labelled or have any type of patient identifiable features on them.

“I have also been donating Subutex and Suboxone boxes as I have an abundance of these (especially Subutex which comes in boxes of 7, ridiculous number in my opinion).  Late last year the kinder asked my wife to stop sending these boxes because one of the parents complained about the type of medicine they were.

“My thought process has always been, children don’t know or care what sort of box they are using so it doesn’t really matter.  One of the complainants issues was the children may not, but adults (especially those using this type of medication) would and may see boxes in someone’s car and decide to take them through a window thinking there was medication inside.

“I wonder what other pharmacist’s views are on donating empty boxes in general and S8 meds specifically.”

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