Thanks for bringing this up Char, it is a very important topic that is not often discussed.
One of my docs told me that you can also crush up your unwanted meds & mix them with coffee grounds to dispose of them in the trash. The best option is probably to bring them to your doctor or pharmacist, as they should have hazardous waste containers that they can use to safely get rid of unwanted meds.
Flushing your meds down the toilet isn't necessarily safe, because those meds can find their way into the environment, and into drinking water. It is scary to read that most public water supplies contain significant amounts of certain, potentially harmful drugs, in part because of improper disposal (see below link).www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-03-10-drugs-tap-water_N.htm
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