Friday, April 27, 2018

NY Clear Your Medicine Cabinet Day

Nearly all of us have gotten a Prescription from a Doctor, taken the Pills we’ve needed, and then ended up with Unused Medication tucked away in our Medicine Cabinets. But when those Pills are Opioids, just having them in your Home is a Risk. We know from the latest Research that a Majority of Young People who have Misused Prescription Opioids got them from Family and Friends.

That’s why every New Yorker should check out their Medicine Cabinet, Identify any Unused Prescription Drugs, and then Visit, a New website launched Today, to find out where you can Safely Dispose of them this Saturday for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The website, which was built by Grassroots Volunteers from some of New York’s leading Tech Startups, makes it easy to find a Take Back Location and to turn in your Unused Prescription or Over-the-Counter Medications.

The Searchable Map shows Hundreds of Sites across New York State, from Pharmacies, to Police Stations, to School Campuses.

You can even Sign-Up to get Text or Email Reminders about When and Where to turn in your Meds. These Sites will accept any Prescription or Over-the-Counter Medication, with No Questions Asked.

And even if you don’t have Opioids, you can still make a Difference. Throwing Unused Pills into the Trash or the Water ends up Polluting our Environment, and these Sites have the Tools to Dispose of Medication without doing any Damage.

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