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What to do with expired drugs or drugs you no longer use

Member news | Monday, April 1, 2019

Old and unused drugs can be dangerous to your family, community, and the environment. Be sure to follow the specific disposal instructions on the product package insert. If there are no instructions, you can return expired drugs to a drop-off site.

Pharmacies generally have programs to safely dispose of drugs. You can also visit a Valley Health Center or a police station to return expired drugs. To see a full list of drop-off sites, visit

For more information, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website at