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Let Big Pharma take back drugs

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Those annual “drug take-back days” that increasing numbers of communities have been holding the past few years have helped get millions of unused prescription drugs out of medicine cabinets and safely disposed of, but once a year isn’t enough: A regular program to dispose of unwanted drugs is needed. Modern medicines work wonders, but they begin to lose their effectiveness after only a few months in the medicine cabinets. Throwing them in the trash is ...

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December 9, 2012
8:08 p.m.

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I have no idea why local drugstores cannot have a secure drop box inside the building where customers can drop off their used prescriptions and a licensed\regulated firm can pick them up once a month or so for disposal. Whoever does the annual pickup for communities can do this. At least they would not end up in the water supply and not stolen out of medical cabinets by teens, addicts, burglars, etc.