Everyday people use expired medications either by forgetting to check the label or by simply not caring enough to look for the date of expiration. The FDA states that expired medical products can be less effective or risky due to a change in chemical composition or decrease in potency and should be disposed of properly. A new packaging material may revolutionize the way expired medications are handled. “Self Expiring” will graphically display universally accepted danger signs directly on the packaging of medications when they expire. The designers have been recognized as the winners of the red dot award.
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