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National Pill Take-Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 29

Posted by Sasha Golden | Oct 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the biggest headaches I see is going into a client's home and seeing numerous half-empty (or even barely touched) bottles of unused and unneeded prescription medication. You probably have some of these in your house — the bottles which you can't bring yourself to throw away “just in case” you need them, even though the expiration date was five years ago.

For many years, we've been told to flush this stuff down the toilet. The resulting problem is that we're now all drinking minute quantities of antibiotics, Viagra, Percocet, and who-knows-what-else with every glass of water. It's not healthy for us and it's certainly not healthy of the environment. But you don't want this stuff just hanging around the house — the risk of accidental poisoning and overdose is just too great.

So, this Saturday, October 29, from 10 AM to 2 PM is your chance to get rid of all this stuff. The Drug Enforcement Administration has a searchable list of locations where you can take your old drugs. Many police stations and pharmacies are participating.

Besides, don't you need to clean your medicine cabinets anyway?

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Sasha Golden

Alexandra “Sasha” Golden received her undergraduate and law degrees from Boston College, and has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1994. Attorney Golden is a long-standing member of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Probate and So...


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