Unwanted Medications

Avoid flushing them down the toilet

(HealthDayNews) -- While flushing unwanted or expired medications down the toilet is common practice, Health Canada says this may have a harmful effect on the environment.

Here's how to properly dispose of medications:

  • Check to see if your pharmacy has a drug recycling program.
  • See if your municipality incinerates drugs. If so, take your unused medications to your municipality's waste disposal depot.
  • At least once a year, go through your medicine cabinet and remove prescription drugs that are old or that you no longer take. Dispose of them as suggested above.
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