The old-school thought on disposing of old prescription medication was to flush it down the toilet. But that method has been proven unsafe, as studies have shown that flushed drugs can pollute our waterways and even contaminate drinking water. Instead, many communities now have drop-off points where you can properly dispose of old medication. But did you know you should take care in disposing of over-the-counter products like cough syrup, pain relievers, cold medicines and leftover vitamins, nutritional supplements and unused pet medications as well? All of these can be toxic if poured down the drain; they should be properly disposed of whenever possible.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION