Disposal Drugs & Meds

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Disposal Drugs & Meds

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What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Pills You Don’t Use?

Most of our medicine cabinets are filled with prescription medications—some benign, some fairly toxic, some quite expensive. Bottles typically state how to properly store these drugs. But they don’t specify how to safely dispose of unused or outdated pills.

So what’s a patient to do with those orange bottles filled with leftover meds? One expert, Karen Bastianelli, associate professor of pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in Duluth, Minn., discusses where those pills can wind up and when flushing them down the toilet is actually an option.

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