Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

DEA Take Back Drug DayA few years back, when my grandmother died, we had to clean out her house.  She wasn’t much of a pack rat, so it was surprising to discover an old box of prescriptions dating back to the 1960’s.  Perhaps she had some crafty pharmaceutical plans for her stash of old medicine? Doesn’t exactly fit her profile. I’m guessing she just didn’t know what to do with them.  After all, you can’t (or shouldn’t) flush them down the toilet. And putting them in the trash (I’m told) is a no no.

Fast forward to 2012, and I’m guilty of the same.  I still have old bottles of this and that sitting unused and forlorn in my over crowded linen closet. But I’ve got good news, folks.  Salvation is right around the corner.

Saturday, April 28 is the DEA- Take Back Drug Day.  From 10-2 you can drop off your unused, unwanted, unfinished, & expired medications at the following locations:

Montgomery County Police Department/Bethesda, 7359 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Washington Metropolitan Police Department, 3320 Idaho Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

University District of Columbia (UDC), 4200 Connecticut Avenue, Building 39, Room C-04, DC 20008

Takoma Park Police Department, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

There are plenty of other locations, so if those listed are inconvenient, click here for alternatives.

So, go clean out that medicine cabinet.  Spring cleaning, and all that.