This Saturday: Take-Back Day for Old Drugs

America, it’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet. Those old, expired, dangerous prescription drugs that you no longer need and are wondering how to get rid of safely – and anonymously – and for free? Mark your calendars for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, for National Prescription Take-Back Day. Collection sites and times are posted at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback. This is the sixth time in three years that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has offered this event. Last year Americans …

More Grandkids Poisoned by Grandparents’ Medicine

Accidental poisonings from medicine cause more emergency room visits for young children each year than do car accidents, and one big reason may be that grandparents often store their prescription drugs in places easy for their grandkids to reach, says a new national poll. The University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital recently polled parents and grandparents of children ages 1 to 5 about the presence of prescription meds in their homes and how the drugs were stored. The poll found …