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If you’re getting ready to clear out some clutter, your medicine cabinet might be a good place to start. Most of us have a few expired prescriptions and vitamins lining our shelves, but getting rid of them isn’t always as simple as throwing them out.
For starters, rules and restrictions on medication disposal vary from state to state. Flushing can contribute to water pollution, and it’s important to make sure that unwanted medications and supplements are kept away from curious toddlers, foraging pets or anyone else.
Here are a few simple tips for safely disposing of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and vitamins:
Keep in mind that there are some medications that are too dangerous to be disposed of in the trash. For information about how to dispose of medications safely, check the FDA guidelines, your state board of pharmacy, and local requirements.
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