Using expired medications, Part I

    The following post was written for SurvivalBlog.com.   To read the entire entry, click link below. * * * My first guest post on SurvivalBlog.com generated an abundance of...
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The following post was written for SurvivalBlog.com.   To read the entire entry, click link below.

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My first guest post on SurvivalBlog.com generated an abundance of questions and concerns.  Among the most popular was that of using medications beyond their expiration date.  Are they safe?  Are they effective? 

It’s easy enough for me to say I think it’s safe, but is there any science to support my opinion?  I spent the week looking into the facts, and found some fascinating information.
To start with, just what is a drug expiration date?  In short, the date (required since 1979) does not indicate when a drug goes bad, but rather a date through which the drug is guaranteed to be good.  Compare this to what you might find on a can of beans:  the “best if used by” date.  

How are these dates determined?  In two ways.  [To read entire post, click the link below] 

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