Where can I take my unused meds?
Serving Our Seniors executive director Sue Daugherty provided the following answer:
Unfortunately, the regulations that stipulate what patients can do with unopened, unexpired prescription medications forbid them from being donated to places that could make use of them.
You cannot donate them to Serving Our Seniors or The Drug Repository.
It’s also illegal for a patient to give another patient their prescription medications. Doing so is dispensing prescription medications without a license.
Police departments have “take back” boxes. They want people to dispose of unwanted medications there. (See the attached flyer for the locations of “take back” boxes.) Don’t keep the drugs , of any kind, in your home if you are no longer taking them.