If you’ve got expired or unwanted medication lying around – don’t just toss them in the garbage!
Flushing them is not a good option either. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can wind up in our waste stream or on the street if they’re not handled properly.
The DEA sponsors a Federal Take Back Program twice a year, and the next one is later this month. They will take your prescription, over-the-counter, veterinary drugs, controlled substances, herbs and vitamins off your hands, no questions asked. Just leave in the original bottles and black out any personal information with a permanent marker.
September 26, 2015; 10AM to 2PM
The State of Connecticut also has a program that is available 24/7/365! You can visit one of the 50 local police departments and drop off unwanted medications in a drop box located in their lobby - no questions asked.
Police Stations in CT with drop-boxes (available 24/7/365): http://ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1620&q=501922
You can learn more general information about drug disposal here: http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=3501&q=444606&PM=1
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