Extreme Temperatures May Pose Risks To Some Mail-Order Meds

(By Alex Smith for NPR)

Take a look at your prescription bottles. Most say, “Store at room temperature” or “Keep refrigerated.”

But what happens when drugs are delivered by mail? Were those instructions followed as the medicine wended its way from the pharmacy to your doorstep?

Those questions haunt Loretta Boesing, who lives in Park Hills, a small town in the hills of eastern Missouri, where weather can vary dramatically from season to season.  Continue reading article here…

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