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Table 2 Disposal pattern of various dosage forms and controlled drugs by community pharmacies in Anambra State

From: Assessment of disposal practices of expired and unused medications among community pharmacies in Anambra State southeast Nigeria: a mixed study design

Variables SDF, N = 88
n (%)
LDF, N = 85
n (%)
SSDF, N = 88
n (%)
CBCD, N = 81
n (%)
CCCD, N = 83
n (%)
Rubbish bin 21.0 (23.9) 19.0 (22.4) 21.0 (23.9) 8.0 (9.9) 14.0 (16.9)
Sink 0.0 (0.0) 6.0 (7.1) 2.0 (2.3) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
Toilet 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) 1.0 (1.2) 1.0 (1.2)
NAFDAC 31.0 (35.2) 27.0 (31.8) 29.0 (33.0) 24.0 (29.6) 30.0 (36.1)
Drug Wholesalers/distributors 28.0 (31.8) 29.0 (34.1) 29.0 (33.0) 20.0 (24.7) 25.0 (30.1)
Burn 8.0 (9.1) 4.0 (4.7) 7.0 (8.0) 4.0 (4.9) 8.0 (9.6)
Don’t stock 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) 24.0 (29.6) 5.0 (6.0)
  1. Key: SDF Solid dosage forms, LDF Liquid dosage forms, SSDF Semisolid dosage forms, CBCD Class B controlled drugs, CCCD Class C controlled drugs