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Healthy Living: Drug take-back day

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Your important documents are safely filed away; your expensive watches and jewelry are locked up, but what about your prescription medication? How do you keep it out of the wrong hands? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is drawing attention to this issue with National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28, 2012. DEA officials say that more than seven million Americans abuse prescription drugs, many of which come from old prescriptions that were not properly disposed.

Test accessibility and keep prescriptions away from children -- “Child resistant” does not necessarily mean a small child cannot open your prescription drug container. An investigation revealed children three to eight years old were able to easily open most federally approved safety caps. Test your prescription’s cap to see how easily you are able to access its contents, but still keep it out of reach from children at all times.

Lock prescriptions up -- Drug theft and abuse is a serious problem, along with accidental ingestion by children. The best way to ensure your prescriptions stay out of the wrong hands is to lock them in a safe. First Alert offers a line of safes at Target, such as the 2087DF Digital Ready-Seal safe, that can be used to protect prescription medication. This .94 cubic foot safe features a programmable digital lock with emergency override key, four locking door bolts and a removable storage shelf.

Dispose when expired -- To prevent further incidents of accidental ingestion, properly dispose of your prescriptions when they expire. Carefully read your prescription’s label to see specific disposal directions and take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28.

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