Easy steps for get­ting rid of ex­pired med­i­ca­tion

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - BUSINESS -

You prob­a­bly don’t give much thought to the un­used med­i­ca­tions tak­ing up space in your medicine cab­i­net. But those left­over pills are far from harm­less.

Tak­ing them in­cor­rectly or ac­ci­den­tally could land some­one in the emer­gency room or even prove deadly, warns Con­sumer Re­ports. Of par­tic­u­lar con­cern are left­over nar­cotic painkillers such as Oxycon­tin, Per­co­cet and Vi­codin.

Con­sumer Re­ports of­fers sev­eral ways to safely get rid of un­wanted and ex­pired med­i­ca­tion year-round.

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