Some things in your medicine cabinet are more
dangerous than others. When it comes to prescription drugs, opioid
pain medicines can be addictive and even deadly. Keeping unused opioid medicines in your home
is risky. Half of the people who misuse prescription
pain medicines get them from a friend or family member. Over 100 Americans die every day from an opioid
overdose, and millions are addicted to opioids. But you can be part of the solution to the
opioid crisis. Go through your medicine cabinets, drawers
– anywhere you keep unused opioid pills, patches, or syrups. And, find out how to dispose of them safely. Visit FDA.gov/DrugDisposal for details, and remove the risk of opioids in your home.