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What should I do with extra pain killers from surgery?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: It Depends
If you keep them, be sure to lock them up.
Don't just leave them in your medicine cabinent where visitors, kids, cleaning people can get ahold of them. Don't flush them down the toliet which just pollutes the water supply. If you discard them in the solid waste stream (garbage), make them undesirable by putting them with coffee grounds, kitty litter, etc.

In brief: It Depends
If you keep them, be sure to lock them up.
Don't just leave them in your medicine cabinent where visitors, kids, cleaning people can get ahold of them. Don't flush them down the toliet which just pollutes the water supply. If you discard them in the solid waste stream (garbage), make them undesirable by putting them with coffee grounds, kitty litter, etc.
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Agree with Dr. Ferdowsi. Contact you local law enforcement agency. Often times there are lock up boxes where you can drop off left over narcotics and such. This is monitored by the DEA.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Collecting points
Depends on your local authorities guidelines.
Most commonly unused drugs are collected at the designated police stations or pharmacies. Thank you for taking steps for not letting drugs to get to wrong hands.

In brief: Collecting points
Depends on your local authorities guidelines.
Most commonly unused drugs are collected at the designated police stations or pharmacies. Thank you for taking steps for not letting drugs to get to wrong hands.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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