Dispose of Unused Meds to Prevent Theft & Accidental Ingestion

FDA Advises: Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their homes as quickly as possible to reduce the chance that the drugs may be stolen or accidentally ingested, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. The agency has provided new resources on its website including an overview of the following three primary methods of medication disposal: • Transferring unused medication to authorized collectors for disposal; • Disposal in household trash; and, • flushing certain medications. (Source: NABP E-News, 6/10/15)