How to get rid of unused or expired medications

Many pharmacies and police in New Jersey offer free drop-off and disposal for expired medications.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 4:40 PM

Updated 36 days ago

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If you're doing any spring cleaning, don't forget to include your medicine cabinet.
Today is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. Dispose RX, which makes at-home drug disposal solutions, has raised awareness for the last five years about the dangers of keeping out-of-date medications.
The Food and Drug Administration reminds everyone to not flush medicine unless it is on the flush list. Check the label.
According to a new survey conducted by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (CHC), 63% of Americans don’t refresh their medicine cabinets more than once a year.
Some tips for cleaning out medicine cabinets include disposing medications properly, making a list of products that need to be replenished, keeping over-the-counter products out of reach of children and pets, and using organizer containers and labels to make it easier to find products.
Many pharmacies and police in New Jersey offer free drop-off and disposal for expired medications. For more information, click here.


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