Always check the expiry date of medicines when you are purchasing it, because it can very well be short dated (close to the expiry date) or even spoilt.
As, my friend's baby was ill she was giving her a prescribed medication which was an oral suspension that she had bought from the LAUGFS Sunup Supermarket Pharmacy, but after giving him 6 doses to her horror she figured that the medication was short dated (expiry date was 5/2013) and was spoilt.
She had gone immediately and complained regarding the SPOILT MEDICINE and the LAUGFS Sunup Supermarket Pharmacist said that 5/2013 means that the medicine is good till the end of May but on checking the contents of the medicine admitted that it was indeed spoilt and refunded the money. They also said that they will take off all such short dated medicines from the counter. If they had simply taken off such short dated medicines from the counter in the first place they could have always avoided mishaps; but, they are simply irresponsible and wait for the worst to take place to take action, which by then can be too late.
It is quite classic that pharmacist don't realize the level of damage that they could have caused by such negligence. As there can always be severe side effects to taking SPOILT MEDICATION and the severity increases when it was consumed by a toddler or the elderly.
In my opinion not just LAUGFS any pharmacy can be irresponsible in this manner; therefore, WE ourselves should always make it a point to check the expiry date on all products and if it is short dated refrain from purchasing it.