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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tip Talks - What To Do With Old, Expired Medicines

"Ideally, you should dispose of medications as soon as they expire. Don't throw them in the trash, because they could create hazard for small children and pets. Instead, toss oral medications into the garbage disposal or flush them down the toilet. When discarding a used patch, fold it onto itself and put it in a plastic bag before throwing it away. Ointments and creams should alo be wrapped in a plastic bag, in case the container opens or breaks. If you have other questions about proper medicine disposal, contact your pharmacy."