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Old Meds? Don’t Flush Them

Your toilet is not the place to dump unmentionables. Many products are unsuitable for flushing, including sanitary products, wipes and medications.

Each year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent drugs, particularly opioids, from getting into the wrong hands. In 2017, the event collected a record 456 tons of pills.

In observance of this year’s Take Back Day on April 28, IRWD reminds you not to flush medications. Take them to a collection receptacle at a police agency or participating drug store, such as Walgreens at 13052 Newport Avenue in Tustin. To find a year-round collection center near you, visit takebackday.dea.gov or call 800-882-9539.

Drugs can harm wildlife and pollute the ecosystem. So please dispose of pharmaceuticals properly.

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