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To protect the environment, unwanted medicines should never be flushed down the toilet, put down the sink, or thrown in the trash. Proper disposal of medication helps to reduce the risk of environmental contamination as well as reducing the chance of abuse.

When destroying medication, please make every attempt to protect your Patient Health Information (PHI) and remove any personally identifiable information on medication labels or product packaging before disposing.

For further information about safe medication storage and destruction practices, please see the U.S. Food & Drug Administration information page, Poison Control Center information page and the DEA information page.