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Pharmacists Encourage Americans to Consider Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Among New Year's Resolutions
Date:1/4/2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages the public to make an annual medicine cabinet cleanout part of their New Year's resolutions. Pharmacists recommend patients use this time to properly dispose of all the unused and expired medications that accumulated over the previous year.

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Because each season brings a host of new illnesses and conditions, it's easy for medicine cabinets to become cluttered with unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbals that can potentially be harmful to one's health. Hanging onto old, expired or unused medications can increase the chances of taking the wrong one. Old, expired medications can lose their potency thus reducing or providing no value to the condition being treated and unused medications have the potential to be abused and misused.

"As you finalize your resolutions for a happier and healthier New Year, why not add this simple task to your list?" asked Thomas E. Menighan, APhA Executive Vice President and CEO. "A medicine cabinet cleanout is one of the smallest resolutions a person can make for their personal and family's health. To help protect yourselves and the environment, it just takes a few simple steps to properly store and dispose of medications. And if you have any questions about your medications' expiration date or potency, talk with your pharmacist."

Tips for Storing and Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet or Other Medication Storage Areas:

  • Medications should be stored in a secured area that has low humidity, a stable temperature and adequate lighting.
  • Check the date on everything in your medicine cabinet and dispose of anything that has passed the expiration date.
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