Do you need to safely dispose of medications? Saturday, April 28. Take back medicine day!

Do you have extra medication at home that you no longer use or is expired?  Now is your time.  Saturday, April 26 is take-back-medicine-day!

Which medicine should you take back?

  • ANY you are no longer using or needing.
  • It is especially important to safely dispose of controlled pain (like opioids) or anxiety medicine. Often when a patient has surgery, they are prescribed pain prescription pain medicine.  If medication is left over, friends or family (your teenagers?!) have access to pain medicine that may lead to addiction.  Be responsible.  Dispose of the medication safely.

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Want more information in your area?  http://www.Takebackday.dea.gov

I hope this helps.

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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