Did you ever wonder how terrible it would be if you ate that expired medicine in your medicine cabinet? In brief: probably not so bad. Here’s an article from the Mayo Clinic about the US military Shelf Life Extension Program (SLEP). Most drugs maintain all their potency 2-8 years after their expiration date. The only ones on their list that needed to be thrown out on the expiration date was Albuterol and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl). If you store your medicines in less than ideal conditions, your mileage may vary. Read it for yourself. Read the tables.
A few months ago we were at the ECPC Messy Art Day. Abigail had just gotten off of the spin art ride and while they were mopping up her spin art and making it go away I said to her “It makes me a little sad when they make the art go away.” And Abigail responded, “It makes me happy because they are going to make new art.” My job here is done.