Quick Tip #4: Get rid of Old Medications in your house.
Yesterday while I was cleaning out my stockpile I came across several bottles of old medication I forgot I even had. Now as you know I have a 2-year old son and although he is unable to get to those medications it still makes me nervous to have old medication lying around the house. So I did a little research on how to dispose of unused or unwanted medications. And here is what I found…
The FDA states several medications can be thrown away in the garbage. Although they state this is safe I suggest taking proper precautions like putting them in the outside garbage away from children’s reach and taking off the labels with your name and address printed on them. Also, the FDA states some medication can be disposed by flushing it down the toilet. I’d rather not take a chance of that entering our water. The final step is taking part in your communities Drug Take-Back Programs. I think this is the best idea! You know they are properly being disposed of and they are out of your child’s reach!
So in case you would like to participate in this program, the National Drug Take-Back Initiative is September 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM your local time. For more information you can call 1-800-882-9539. The site locator will be available online late August.
You can also Visit The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Website for more details.