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Expiration Dates

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Good Question: How Important Are Expiration Dates?

The ground beef says “use or freeze by,” the cookies say “best by,” and the cheese says “sell by.” Expiration dates are on almost every product we buy at the grocery store.


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Minnesota Man Sues Groupon Over Expiration Dates

Groupon Inc., an online provider of daily e-mails offering deals on everything from restaurants to dance lessons, was sued Tuesday by a Minnesota man who alleges the expiration dates on the company’s discounts are deceptive and illegal.


An automated robot arm picks up a bottle of prescription pills December 2, 2010 in the Medco pharmacy plant in Willingboro, New Jersey. Medco’s state-of-the-art automated pharmacy, the largest in the world, can dispense up to one million prescriptions a week. The plant prepares up to 10,000 packages a day that are mailed to customers who get their prescriptions through Medco. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Good Question: Are Medication Expiration Dates Accurate?

Whether it’s the ibuprofen that expired last year or the aspirin that expired five years ago, almost all of us have some expired medications in our cabinet.


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DeBlog: Do Medication Expiration Dates Mean Anything?

Take a look in your medicine cabinet. What’s the oldest thing in there? JP Nagan just threw out Aspirin from 2004. Shelli told me she had medication from 1995.