Check Your Medicine Cabinet
CHECK YOUR MEDICINE CABINET
Individuals and families are all likely to find a variety of unused, expired and unneeded medications in their homes. Any left-over medications should be disposed of properly for the following reasons:
- It is UNSAFE to reuse medications. If a person thinks a prescription medication is needed, they should contact a doctor.
- Unused medications are often INEFFECTIVE because they have been kept past their expiration date or they have been stored improperly.
- Unused medications can make a person's home the target of BURGLARY OR THEFT by drug abusers.
- Unwanted medications can be found and ingested by children or pets, resulting in accidental POISONING.