which meds should be flushed and which can be thrown in the trash
You'll hear more about new guidelines dictating which meds should be flushed and which can be thrown in the trash.
It's a balancing act between polluting the environment by flushing...and risking accidental poisoning or drug diversion by placing expired or unwanted meds in the trash.
We used to think that flushing old Rx drugs down the sink or toilet was okay...but not anymore. Significant traces of drugs are showing up in rivers, lakes, and treated water sources.