Proper disposal of medications is essential for public health

03/16/2012 | Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.), The

Until recently, flushing unused or expired medications was considered an acceptable disposal option, but since water treatment facilities do not remove medicine from the water, methods have changed. Veterinarian Jim Randolph writes about drug disposal recommendations in this article, including returning them to the point of purchase. Dr. Randolph suggests people offer leftover medications to local veterinary offices before choosing another means of disposal.

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