Dispose of Old Meds on National Drug Take Back Day

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If your elderly loved one has extra prescription medications lying around the house, now’s the time to gather them up and safely dispose of them.

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., this Saturday, April 28, seniors and their caregivers can drop off unwanted and expired prescription medications at one of thousands of nationwide locations.

You can use the DEA’s search tool to locate the collection site closest to you.

Delivering your loved one’s extra pills at one of these collection sites, which are run by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will ensure that they are safely and legally disposed of.

The DEA will only be accepting “solid dosage” (caplets and tablets), over-the-counter and prescription medications for disposal. Needles and intravenous medications will not be collected.

If you’re planning on turning in pill bottles, it’s important to make sure that you remove the identifying information from the labels.
Source: agingcare.com

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