It is standard procedure and it is a matter of strictly controlled legislation to have the packaging of all medical use goods properly conducted and distributed at all its manufacturing and processing centers, from the manufacturing plant to the major ports, air or sea, of the world. But how easily the importance of proper and responsible medical packaging can be taken for granted by the so-called small supplier. It is even subject to abuse by the home user.
All it takes is just one or two easy to remember rules of thumb. And it is just as easy to always check the expiry date of your non-prescription medicines before you pop it into your supermarket trolley. Small store owners should always exercise responsibility and take initiative here. Do not always take it for granted that the packaged medical goods are tightly sealed and safe for your customers to use. Take ownership of your own stock before packing it onto your shelves.
This practice is an easy habit to adopt. Because it will be quite rare, in any case, for you to receive medical goods that have been tampered with. If you run a pharmacy operation, it is incumbent upon you to utilize all your best knowledge resources to ensure that you are supplying all patients with materials that are well within its expiry date and always safe to use. A little extra vigilance may be required when receiving generic alternatives at the behest of your budget conscious customers.
And just because you can now stock natural, organic alternatives that are free of harmful chemicals or toxins does not mean that you can rest on your laurels. It is still possible for damaged goods to slip through the more natural cracks.