Safe drug disposal of prescription medication is necessary to reduce the negative impact that improper disposal of such medications have on the environment. Read more here about how improper disposal of medications negatively impact our environment and what you can do to help turn that around.
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Inspiring people to change old habits is hard. This is especially true when it comes to convincing households the importance of cleaning out medicine cabinets of unused and expired medications. One of the best ways to spread the word is to start at the grassroots, working with local groups and professional organizations to educate their peers and their communities. The DisposeRx Team and groups supporting our #CleanOutYourMedicineCabinet campaign have been busy. Click here to see how.
Becky Savage is the Founder of 525 Foundation. She lost two of her children to the opioid crisis and shares her story with Brian Wilson, host of the new podcast series “Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope”. Read more about the interview and find links to the podcast here.
Most Americans inadvertently keep expired medication in their medicine cabinetsIn fact, surveys indicate that the average length of time an American holds on to unused prescription medication is three years – that’s 1,095 days that it could pose a danger to you, members of your household and visitors to your home. Understand the risks of toxicity. Read more on the risks of keeping expired medication in your medicine cabinet.
Accidental medication poisoning in children is still possible despite child resistant packaging. According to statistics provided by Safe Kids Worldwide every 9 minutes a child is admitted to an emergency room in the US suffering symptoms of accidental medication poisoning. Read more about how child resistant caps may not be enough to stop your child from accessing medication and ending up in the emergency room.