Can You Take Expired Drugs?

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Reactions Science Videos | August 21, 2018

Every medicine you buy has an expiration date printed on it somewhere, but does it actually go bad? This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry of drug expiration dates.


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Do Some Drugs Become Dangerous After Expiration?

Testing Drug Stability for Long-Term Storage

Stability Study of Tetracycline Drug in Acidic and Alkaline Solutions by Colorimetric Method

That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

Extending Shelf Life Just Makes Sense

Expired drugs research letter

Expiration Dating Extension

Shelf Life/Expiration Dating

Drug Expiration Dates — Do They Mean Anything?

How Reliable are Drug Expiration Dates?

Technician Tutorial: Drug Expiration and Beyond-Use Dates

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