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    prescription drugs, medicines

    Proper drug disposal is important.

    While prescription drugs are important to those with health conditions requiring such medication, sometimes partially used medications and prescriptions end up sitting in medicine cabinets and drawers long past their need and expiration dates. It's tempting to just toss them in the trash or flush them down a drain or toilet.

    Don't do that.

    Medicines are chemical compounds. When taken to the landfill, prescriptions and drugs do not break down easily, and also can harm wildlife and again lead to the contamination of our water supply. These negative impacts will continue to get worse without a proper diposal method, as the number of medications and drugs improperly thrown away will accumulate over time.

    Fortunately, there are places locally you can bring your expired medications to that will properly dispose of them.

     

    Overdose Task Force - medicine bottle with logos, website address
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    There are two annual drug "TAKE BACK DAY" events each year.

    Find take back locations near you

     

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    Medication Drop Boxes accept:

    • prescriptions and overp-the-counter medications
    • veternarian medications
    • vitamins, minerals, samples
    • liquid medications (depending on location)

    Not accepted at a drop box:

    • oxygen tanks/nebulizers
    • needles/sharps
    • thermonmeters/IV bags
    • any equipment or syringes used to administer medications

    Please do your part to protect those you love by removing from your home medicines that are no longer needed and taking them to any Med Take-Back location.

     Our friends at Cook Children's Hospital can also help.

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