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Old 01-21-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Just a note - because oxycodone is a controlled substance, if you work for any kind of company that drug testing, you will want to have a CURRENT Rx for that drug.

Otherwise, if you were drug-tested and found to have Oxy in your system with no current Rx ... you would basically be accused of illegal drug use/drug abuse.

For that reason, effectiveness of the product aside (yes, at 1 year old it is likely to still be quite effective), I would discard any controlled substances after the event they were prescribed for had concluded, then go to the doctor if a new Rx is needed for a new event.
Agreed. Technically, they could not deem the use to be "illegal," unless your state has a law about taking narcotics after the prescription has expired. However, they can fire you, even if yo do not break the law. It all depends on how your company's policy is written.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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Agreed. Technically, they could not deem the use to be "illegal," unless your state has a law about taking narcotics after the prescription has expired. However, they can fire you, even if yo do not break the law. It all depends on how your company's policy is written.
You're right ... illegal is not the right term.

However, it would be seen as an indication of drug abuse (taking a controlled substance without a valid prescription for the substance) and would likely get you into some sort of HR trouble.

Simpler to get a new Rx.
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Old Today, 04:49 AM
 
Location: United State
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You can always call any pharmacy.know about expiration date on the bottle.
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Old Today, 11:00 AM
 
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Holy thread resurrection Batman!!
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Old Today, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Many things including drugs are GOOD after the expiration date --- these dates are kinda guidelines and often something is good long after. I test things.

YES, this is an old thread and I've also learned from a pharmacist that amoxicilian is good quite a while after the date. I keep mine in the refrig.

The sooner we get rid of stuff the sooner we need to buy more....commerce...
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Old Today, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just noticed the thread is 5 years old and has been brought back to life. I will add my 2 cents worth, yes, apparently drugs are good for a lot longer than the EX date, but still, I normally discard any meds after about 2 years at the longest. We take them to our nearest police station as they have a drop off center
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