FAQ Topic: Unused Medications and Syringes

Where can I take used/unused syringes?

When you are diagnosed with a condition that requires the use of syringes, it’s important to ask your doctor or pharmacist where it is legal to dispose of your used needles. After being used, many sharps end up in home and public trash cans or flushed down toilets. This kind of improper disposal puts people, … Continued

What should I do with my unused medications?

When prescriptions change, drugs expire or are no longer needed, these medicines are typically flushed or thrown away. Pharmaceuticals left in homes can be ingested by children and animals; medicine thrown in the trash can leach into the environment; flushed drugs can kill bacteria that break down waste in sewage plants, damage septic systems, contaminate … Continued

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