Safely disposing of expired or unused medicine is a critical step. Here’s how to safeguard your family and home, and decrease the opportunity for your teens or their friends to abuse your medicine.
- Take an inventory of all of the medicine in your home. Start by discarding expired or unused Rx and OTC medicine.
- The ideal way to do this is by participating in a safe drug disposal program – either a
drug take-back day organized by the DEA and local law enforcement or an ongoing program in your community, such as
Operation Medicine Cabinet.
- Do not flush medicine down the drain or toilet.