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Getting Rid of Old Medications

By Liz Crenshaw and Katie Roberts
|  Friday, Oct 18, 2013  |  Updated 4:40 PM EDT
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Getting Rid of Old Medications

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Make sure to have any prescription medicines in stock.

If you're looking to clean out your medicine cabinet, here are some ways to dispose of those old medications.

The Drug Enforcement Administration told us that its National Prescription Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 26. That means you can bring your unused meds to different collection sites all over our region. Click here to find the collection site nearest you.

If you aren’t able to drop them off, the American Pharmacists Association recommends crushing solid medications or dissolving them in water. Mix with kitty litter or coffee grounds. Then, place the mixture in a sealed plastic bag and toss it in the trash.

Also, be sure to remove any personal information (like your name and address) from the medication container.

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