What should I do with old medications?

There are several safe ways to dispose of unused medications. Many regions in Pennsylvania have medication drop boxes which allow citizens to turn in unused drugs in specific locations.

Medications can also be placed in the trash. The FDA recommends flushing some prescription painkillers down the sink or toilet, but it is important to know which ones.

Do not share unwanted medications. A medication that has been safely prescribed to you could be dangerous for someone else.

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