CNN: Dump Those (Prescription) Drugs
Do a quick inventory of your medicine cabinet. How many unused prescription pills are hanging out there? If you are like many Americans, your answer is probably:
An estimated 200 million pounds of unused prescriptions are gathering dust in American medicine cabinets, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. The problem is, those innocuous-seeming leftovers can end up in the wrong hands and, in extreme cases, lead to an overdose.
"The number one source of drugs that teenagers abuse is their own home medicine cabinet," said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. "Kids tell us in surveys that there is enough supply at home, at grandma's house, that they don't have to buy them." Read the full post on CNN.com >Print this page