What Can I Do With Unused Prescriptions?

Roni Shye
Roni Shye, PharmD BCGP BCACP, is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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In the past we have posted about National Prescription Drug Take Back Days—events throughout the year intended to give you a safe way to get rid of old medications.

The Take Back Days are also a huge help in providing education about prescription drug and opioid abuse.

Many pharmacy chains are leading the fight by installing safe medication disposal kiosks in their stores. They hope to help curb the misuse of medications, and give you a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted (or unsafe) old prescriptions.

Which pharmacies have begun medication disposal initiatives?

What drug disposal systems are available?

You may not need to be familiar with the system your pharmacy uses, but know that there are a few different companies out there offering this service:

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