Among the drugs tested and approved for continued use were two antibiotics, amoxicillin (commonly prescribed to children) and ciprofloxacin (commonly called 'cipro' and used to treat anthrax infections), an antihistamine (diphenhydramine, often used to treat allergies), and a morphine sulfate injection (a painkiller).
, an independent nonprofit that provides unbiased drug-prescribing recommendations to professionals, reviewed the most recent data on the same subject.
However, if you are looking for an intelligent rebuttal of expiration dates, the best place to turn is to the very same alphabet soup government agency, the FDA.
In the mid-1980s, as described by an article appearing in , the Air Force approached the FDA about “the possibility of safely extending the expiration dates of some of the drugs that it had stockpiled.” The Department of Defense routinely stockpiles medications for future use by both the military and civilians.
I try to be a good pharmacist, but I also need a healthy life-work balance.