Details for Pharmacy 1-Prescription Drug Disposal

pharmacy today written by Mikhala Wilson Prescription Drug Disposal There are many myths out there regarding the disposal of our old, outdated, or unused prescription medications. For years, people were instructed to dispose of their medications by flushing them down the toilet. In the last few years, however, there has been the advent of alternative methods of prescription drug disposal that have proven more eco-friendly, safe, and convenient than previous disposal techniques. The easiest, more convenient method of disposing of your unwanted prescription drugs is to take them to a prescription drug disposal box. In early September, 2015, Attorney General Tim Fox awarded 13 Montana pharmacies with $26,000 to invest in permanent prescription drug disposal boxes. Of these 13, four pharmacies are located in the Bitterroot Valley. There are also disposal boxes located right outside of the police stations in Hamilton and Stevensville. Additionally, there are several “prescription drug take-back” days each year, in which local law enforcement and the DEA team up to collect unwanted medications. If there are no take-back programs or drop-boxes located near you, most medications can be safely disposed of in the trash. Medications should be mixed (without crushing) with an unappealing substance such as coffee grounds or kitty litter. This mixture should then be placed in a plastic bag and disposed of in the trash. Mon-Fri 8-6pm Sat 9-5pm Sun 10-2pm ask the pharmacy at BitterrootDrug.com

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