drug drop-off
5:46 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Day to Turn in Unused Prescription Drugs

If you've got unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, Ohio doctors, pharmacists, businesses, and police are hoping you'll turn them in April 28. 

Don’t flush old unused prescription pills down the toilet or toss them in the trash. That can pollute the water supply or landfills, according to environmental agencies.  Local turn-in centers will pop up across Ohio on April 28 to take in old prescription medicines. They will later be incinerated in an environmentally-safe manner.

Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine is boosting the campaign. He warns that leaving unused prescriptions in your home medicine cabinet can be dangerous for two reasons. First, children could take the pills and get sick. And second, visitors to your home could steal the drugs for re-sale.

For a list of drop-off sites, click here.