Prescription Drug Safety Information
It is important for all of us to do our part to ensure safe storage and disposal of prescription medications. If you have unused or expired medications in your household, you can take advantage of authorized disposal locations to safely dispose of these medications.Click the icon to the right to find an authorized prescription drug drop off location near you.
Safe Disposal Information
It's not uncommon to have unused or expired medications in your household medicine cabinet. However, it's important to take precautions to avoid unauthorized transfer or to simply throw these medications out with the trash or flush them. Be sure to read the labels on all medications you need to dispose of to ensure you follow proper disposal instructions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information on safe use, storage and disposal of prescription medications.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety offers disposal drop boxes for safe disposal of prescription medications. These are located at Driver's License Stations across the state.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Drug Enforcement Administration hosts a take-back event, Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible mean of disposing prescription drugs while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse. The next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 28, 2017. Learn more and find collection sites near you.