Disseminating an educational brochure improves disposal of unused opioids after surgery.
The initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue because unused and expired medicines that are not disposed of appropriately are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, according to the DEA.
Researchers attempted to quantify the environmental effects of disposing certain drugs by flushing them down the toilet, and found that this approach poses a negligible eco-toxicological risk.
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