Safe Ways To Remove Expired Medications

Those partially used prescriptions piling up in some American households present hazards that can easily be avoided.

Overdose and accidental ingestion are two concerns that can be sidestepped by safely disposing medication that has expired or you are no longer using.

Instead of flushing, look for medicine take-back programs in your area or use collectors authorized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). These authorized collectors safely and securely dispose of controlled substances and other prescription drugs.

Authorized collectors are typically found at pharmacies, health clinics, hospitals and law enforcement offices.