Medication Disposal

Do you have any old or unused medications in your cupboard or medicine cabinet? Don’t just throw them away or flush them down the toilet! CareSource wants to help you get rid of these medications safely.

Expired or unused drugs can be a health risk for toddlers, teens, and family pets. About 50,000 children visit the emergency room each year from taking medications that were within their reach. They can also be misused. Studies show that more than 70% of people who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family. Over 30,000 overdose deaths each year are due to prescription drugs.

There are ways to get rid of old or unused drugs safely:

DisposeRx® Packets

CareSource offers free DisposeRx® packets to help you get rid of expired drugs or medications you no longer use. These packets are safe for the environment, easy to use, and can help stop drug misuse. Please fill out this form to get your free DisposeRx packet.

Drug Take Back Day

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day each year. Go to takebackday.dea.gov to learn more.

Year-Round Drug Disposal

There are sites open year-round that take medications and prescription drugs you no longer use. Go to deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch to see a list of sites near you.

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