The opioid epidemic in the United States draws attention to the misuse, abuse and theft of opioids and other addictive medications. It is estimated that 2,500 American children abuse a prescription drug for the first time every day. With two billion opioid prescriptions dispensed from 2012-2018, 70% of which remain unused, it is important to safely dispose of unneeded medications to avoid access to others.

In addition to opioids, many more medications can be harmful to pets and children if accidentally ingested. Read the entire article at Apex Benefits for instructions to safely dispose of expired medications.