Saturday, September 26, 2015

September 26th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Be Careful With Your Excess Prescription Medications.

Today, September 26th, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

It’s a day where you can safely, conveniently, and responsibly dispose of expired and unwanted prescription drugs at collection sites in your community. 

This way no one else takes your medications in a way not intended. It used to be that we had to lock up our liquor cabinets, but now we need to lock up our medicine chests and make sure that no one has access to controlled substances. Young people especially may view these prescription drugs as "safe" and not be aware of the danger when they take them in excess of as prescribed or when they are mixed with other drugs or alcohol.

Whether it is that someone might use them for unintended purposes (such as recreational partying or getting high) or may use them to harm themselves or end their life, we have to be careful. Here’s why this matters: More Americans are dying from drug overdoses by improperly using prescribed medications. 

Here's a link on where you can take the drugs. Enter your zip code. Flushing down the toilet affects our drinking water and it is preferable to have them destroyed.  Throwing them away is not ideal either. This is the safest way to make sure the drugs are destroyed in the proper manner.  Physicians and Pharmacists can encourage their patients to do so as well.…/index.html

Posted by Green and Associates, Attorneys at Law.


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