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Prescription meds: cabinet of contamination

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The directions on the antibiotic prescription may have said to take the entire bottle, but that crazy infection cleared up way before that. Now, the bottle gathers dust in the cabinet above the sink. Flushing is out of the question — the chemicals end up in our lakes and streams - and no one wants pills in the trash where they grant access to toddler and dog.

Fear not! The Indiana Department of Environment Management and Marsh Pharmacies have teamed up to present Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. Bring your unwanted pharmaceuticals to any Central Indiana Marsh Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., March 13 or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun., March 14, and they will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

The following items will be accepted if brought in their original containers. (Leave the name of the medication visible on the label, but mark out personal information.)

*Prescription medications

*Over-the-counter medications

*Vitamins and nutritional supplements

*Veterinary medications

*Sharps or needles in re-sealable hard plastic containers

Call (317) 594-2408 or visit http://www.in.gov/recycle/6141.htm for more info, or if you are unsure about a medication.

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