Why should I get rid of my unused or expired prescription drugs?
Prescription drugs are medications prescribed by health care providers to help treat diseases and relieve pain, but they can be dangerous when they are not used or disposed of in the right way. Taking medication that is not yours, mixing it with alcohol or other drugs can have dangerous consequences and can lead to death. Flushing your medications down the sink or toilet, or throwing in the trash is not a good way to dispose of your medications and will contaminate our water supply and environment. You can help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect our environment by getting rid your old medications in a safe way. Some more reasons to get rid of your unused prescription drugs:
Where can I safety dispose of my prescription drugs?
Bring your old, unused, or expired prescription drugs to an LA County Sheriff's Department safe drug drop-off box 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This Saturday 4/29, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative will provide additional disposal locations from 10am-2pm in addition to safe disposal sites that are available year-round. Find the location nearest to you!
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