Why Should We Be Concerned?
If kept in the medicine cabinet, unused or expired medications can fall into the wrong hands and lead to accidental poisoning or illegal use. But you shouldn’t just toss or flush them—if disposed of improperly, they can harm the environment.
Leftover Meds Infographic
The Loss of a Loved One
38% of Child Poisonings Involve a Grandparent's Medication
1 in 5 Teens Admit Abusing Pain Pills
Pharmacies Give Options to Safely Dispose of Medication, Groundwater Press Release 11/17/2017
What should you do?
Don’t keep leftover medications—instead, learn how to get rid of them the right way. Don't flush leftover medications! Properly dispose of them by returning them to a participating pharmacy. Or call 1-800-222-1222.
- Nebraska Medication Disposal Locations
- Dose of Reality. Prevent Prescription Painkiller Abuse in Nebraska, Nebraska Attorney General
- Everyday is Take-Back Day in Nebraska
- Get Rid of Your Leftover Meds
- Get Rid of Old Medicine, Take It To Your Pharmacy Any Day, Lincoln Journal Star, 03/20/17
- The Take Back Zombies, Community Health Partnership of Nemaha County,12/11/16
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About Nebraska MEDS
Nebraska MEDS is a coalition of state and community partners dedicated to educating patients about safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition to educational work, the coalition supports disposal programs that allow residents to dispose of unused and leftover medications.