October 22, 2016
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
As a patient with many chronic illnesses, I have many bottles of medicines that haven't been used. This is because doctors have tried me out on numerous medicines that made me quickly sick. I had to give up on these pills after one or two doses. These trial-and-error techniques that are sometimes used on us leave us with lots of pills. We don't want them, and they need to go.
I've never taken opioids or drugs that were addictive, so I didn't have to worry that anyone would want to abuse them. But, this is a good idea to have a Drug Take-Back Day. I'll be digging out some old and unused pills and taking them to a drop-off location. To find a place near you to dispose of your old medicine, you can check HERE.
@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman