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April topic: Prescription Drug Disposal
 
 
We’ve all been on some sort of medication at some point, what do you do with your leftover pills?  You can admit it; I’ve done it too … even though the doctor and the labels say “MAKE SURE YOU FINISH ALL THE PILLS.”  So do you just leave them?  Toss them?  Did you know there’s a proper technique for disposing of medications?  

Meds can cause all sorts of problems when disposed of improperly; seeping into the water supply, even falling into the wrong hands.  As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration National Takeback Initiative, the University of Colorado Denver Police Department, University of Colorado Hospital and Skaggs School of Pharmacy are collecting unused and expired pills, liquids, capsules, ointments, OTC meds, vitamins, and even pet meds; Saturday April 26th from 10am to 2 pm at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  

The Takeback Initiative is being hosted in thousands of communities throughout the country. It’s a simple way to rid your home of unused meds, preventing environmental impact or misuse.  Drop off your unused meds to the Anschutz Medical Campus or one of the other DEA sites. For additional details and locations call 800-882-9539 or visit dea.gov.
 

~ Rick Crandall
 

 

 

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