Monday, September 22, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

You have a stack of expired medications and you don't know what to do with them. Perhaps someone died in the family and left behind a medicine chest of prescription drugs. You know enough not to flush them down the toilet, right? And throwing them in the trash is not a good option. If you're like me, you have a box where you collect them until you figure out what to do.

Well, I have good news! This coming Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! And it's not just about prescription drugs; it's also about OTC drugs as well.

Click here to find a location near you.

Those in the Pittsburgh area can also drop off medications at a variety of UPMC hospital locations in the area on Friday, September 26 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

They recommend that you keep all drugs in their original containers, but to conceal your personal information on prescribed medication vials.

Let's do our part in keeping the waterways and landfill free of toxins from medications. I'll be dropping mine off. How about you?

Keeping it green and out of the landfill,

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