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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't let expired or unused medicines collect in your home. It's important to dispose of them properly to prevent them from harming others.


Take part in the second annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, on Saturday, April 30.

View a slideshow and read a Consumer Update from the Food and Drug Administration to learn about community take-back programs and other ways to dispose of unused drugs safely at

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