After filling a medication, you may not think about what happens when there are unused medication. However, you should be aware of the risks of leaving medication unattended.
Opioids and other prescription medications can be stolen or used by people other than the patient that was prescribed the medication. To prevent unused medications from being stolen or misused, proper disposal is essential.
To proper dispose medications, many pharmacies, law enforcement offices, and other locations have set up prescription drug drop-off bins. Maps that identify these locations can be found here and here .