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Disposal of Unused Medication
The Hazards Of Improper Disposal of Unused And Expired medications.
Medications that are flushed down the toilet or thrown straight into the garbage can and do find their way into our water systems every day. Those drugs are present in water that supports many species of fish and other wildlife. There are reports of fish abnormalities possibly caused by improperly disposed prescription medications. There is also a rapidly rising occurence of Anti Biotic tolerance (drugs not working) in humans.
Just three small steps can make a huge difference:
Following these simple steps can help protect your family and community, minimize a potential negative impact on the environment, and prevent the illegal diversion of unused medications.
*Note: The FDA advises that the following drugs be flushed down the toilet instead of thrown in the trash: