(NewsUSA) - Almost everyone has taken medication for something, whether it is as simple as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever for a headache, an allergy medicine, or an antibiotic to combat an infection.
However, with OTC medication in particular, most people rarely use an entire package and often let medication linger in the cabinet until it is past (sometimes long past) the expiration date.
In fact, unneeded medication can be disposed of safely and easily, and proper medicine disposal keeps our homes and communities safe and our environment clean, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the national trade association representing manufacturers of OTC medicines.
"Sustainability, stewardship, and medication safety is everyone's responsibility," says Scott Melville, president and CEO of CHPA.
"How you dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired OTC medicines is important and following the proper in-home disposal method for OTCs is quick and easy," he emphasizes.
So clean out your medicine cabinet this spring and choose one of these three quick and easy methods for disposing of expired, unused, or unwanted medicines:
Visit KnowYourOTCs.org for more details about safely disposing of medications at home, and visit MyOldMeds.com to find secure and safe disposal locations near you.
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