Thursday, April 21, 2011

What to do with unused prescription drugs

Nearly everyone has pill bottles with expired medication.

Throwing them down the drain threatens our water supply. Putting them in the trash means they might fall in the wrong hands. What should you do?

The Postal Service, in conjunction with the Veteran's Assocation, has a pilot program where veterans  (living in living in Baltimore, Washington, DC,and West Virginia)  mail back their unused meds? Here's the details if you are interested in the program.

This Saturday April 30, is National Drug Take-Back Day. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can stop by your neighborhood collection site to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs safely.

Click here to find the collection site nearest you. 


grannybunny said...

The link to a nearby collection site does not work.

Anonymous said...

I think that they pharmacy should be required to take back any unused presciption it sells. They should establish a safe disposal process...much like the tire dealers who take the tires or batteries when they change them out.
The US is not geared towards recycling like other countries. We live in a waste-generating society. We want bottled water so we can toss the plastic bottle instead of hauling around a water cup that can be reused.