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Dispose of old prescription medications for free

Various pills

Various pills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you have leftover prescription drugs filling your medicine cabinet? You don’t exactly want to throw them in the trash because studies have shown the drugs can seep into our ground water. Experts suggest putting them in with coffee grinds and sealing them up in bags. Flushing them down the toilet is not a good idea either because the pills can still disintegrate and make their way into our ground water. This weekend there is an easy way to dispose of all those unwanted medications.

The Drug Enforcement Administration teams up with local police agencies to “Take Back” all those drugs. It not only keeps our environment safe, but it helps keep prescription medications out of the wrong hands. They can be deadly to children. Also, there is a huge problem with prescription drug abuse in many regions of the country including Northeast Ohio.

I have friends who’ve had their prescription drugs stolen from their home by someone who needs to feed their habit. So, it’s a serious problem. Why put yourself or someone else at risk? Dispose of the medications this weekend.

Click here for a list of sites across the country. The program runs this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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