Unused Medication

Corner Drug Pharmacy in Driggs wants you to know the proper way to dispose of unused medication

(The following is taken from www.fda.gov regarding drug disposal)

Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take certain precautions before tossing them out, According to the FDA.

Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the information on the drug label specifically instructs you to do so.

Take advantage of community drug take-back programs that allow the public to bring unused drugs to a central location for proper disposal.  Call your city or county trash service to see if such a program is available in your community.

If no instructions are given on the drug label and no take-back program is available in your area, throw the drugs in the household trash, but first take them out of their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter.  The medication will be less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may intentionally go through your trash.  Also, put them in a sealable bag, empty can, or other container to prevent the medication from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.

For more information, visit www.fda.gov