We can all now agree that flushing unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs that may be sitting around your home is not the right way to get rid of them.
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Most medicines are not removed by wastewater treatment plants or septic systems. Even at very low levels, medicines in the environment hurt aquatic life. Scientists have found medicines in surface, ground and marine waters as well as soils and sediments in the Pacific Northwest. Using a medicine take-back program is a simple, sensible way to reduce the amount of medicines entering the environment. Fact: Medicines that are flushed or poured down the drain can end up polluting our waters, impacting aquatic species, and contaminating our food and water supplies.
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“Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold….
Provides basic information for pet owners about pet medications and their safe use. of the drugs used in veterinary medicine are the same as those used in people. Examples include oxycodone, hydromorphone, butorphanol, meperidine.