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DO NOT keep medicine in the glove compartment of your car. If you are taking an airplane, keep your medicine in your carry-on luggage.
There are pictures of each of the bottles and detailed descriptions with some analysis. Aussie Bottle Digger: This site contains information about antique bottles in Australia. Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125Smithsonian Institution Website -- Ceramics: 18th c.
It has many links that deal with the different ways bottles are dated (color, columns, etc.). Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125University of South Alabama Archaeology Website: Artifacts of Colonial Mobile: French faience and coarse earthen wares, Spanish colonial majolicas and coarse earthen wares, some Dutch and English delfts, and English colonial coarse earthen wares.
Drug expiration dates exist on most medication labels, including prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) and dietary (herbal) supplements. For legal and liability reasons, manufacturers will not make recommendations about the stability of drugs past the original expiration date.
The expiration date of a drug is estimated using stability testing under good manufacturing practices as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).