Some things in your medicine cabinet are more dangerous than others.
When it comes to prescription drugs, opioid pain medicines can be addictive and even deadly.
Keeping unused opioid medicines in your home is risky.
Half of the people who misuse prescription pain medicines get them from a friend or family member. Over 100 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and millions are addicted to opioids.
But you can be part of the solution to the opioid crisis. Go through your medicine cabinets, drawers – anywhere you keep unused opioid pills, patches, or syrups. And, find out how to dispose of them safely.
Visit www.FDA.gov/DrugDisposal for details.
This is a transcript of a video appearing on the Safe Opioid Disposal - Remove the Risk Outreach Toolkit page.