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Toss Old Medications, But Safely

Posted by Sujatha Anand. M.D. on Feb 9, 2019 8:53:00 AM

Almost everything has an expiration date or life expectancy – your medication included! I tell patients to go through their medicine cabinets and clean them out. Expired, unwanted, or unused medicine should be disposed of, but safely to protect others and the environment. Keeping unused, excess prescription medications in the home leaves households vulnerable to accidents, such as poisoning and overdoses, and misuse.

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Topics: how to discard medication safely, medication disposal, throw away medication safely

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