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.
At-Home Drug Disposal
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.
Ann Hamlin was recently interview by host Brian Wilson for the new podcast series “Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope” about the opioid crisis and how the public should view the issue of drug disposal. Read more about the interview and find links to the podcast here.