Do you have leftover or expired medication in your medicine cabinet? These excess medications can dangerously pose human health and environmental risks. In your home, they may lead to accidental poisonings or abuse. Disposing of them at home by throwing them in the trash, flushing them down the toilet, or dumping them down the drain can release chemical compounds that end up in our rivers or groundwater, posing a risk to human health, wildlife, or fish.
Today was National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but did you know that you can safely dispose of unwanted medications year-round in Oregon? Conveniently, this program has many participating locations across our state, including several here in Klamath Falls. At the following website, you can learn more about what is and isn’t accepted, as well as the nearest take-back location to you: https://medtakebackoregon.org/.
Klamath Falls Foot and Ankle, LLC Staff