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Savvy Senior: Safe Ways to Get Rid of Expired, Unused Medicine


May 2, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior,

What’s the best, environmentally safe way to dispose of old and unused medications? My mother has a medicine cabinet chocked-full of pills, some of which haven’t been touched in 25 years, and I’d like to clean it out for her.

--Protective Daughter

Dear Protective,

Cleaning out the medicine cabinet is a chore that most people don’t think about, but it’s an important task that can help prevent medication problems, and protect children who may have access to these old, unused drugs. Here’s how you can clean...

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