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Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

prescription.jpgSaturday, April 28 is Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day, a semi-annual event that gives citizens the opportunity to dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. Last October, over 4,000 pounds of unused medication were disposed by Utah households. The event is held not only in Utah; it is a nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

You don't have to wait until Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet events to get rid of your old prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. There is a list of permanent disposal locations throughout Utah which you can use at your convenience.

For more information about disposing old prescriptions and medications, see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's consumer update How to Dispose of Unused Medicines.

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