Safe Medicine Disposal Protects Against Accidental Poisoning

Keeping unwanted or expired medicine in your home puts your family at risk. Every year, nearly 60,000 young children end up in the emergency department because they got into medicine while their parent or caregiver was not looking. Any medicine can be dangerous if taken in the wrong way or by the wrong person, even medicine you buy without a prescription (known as over-the-counter or OTC medicine). It is important to always store medicines up and away and out of sight of children. And when done with medicine, it is important to quickly get rid of it. Related from NCPIE: Safe In-home Medicine Disposal (30- second video)