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Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative

assisted living services Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative

Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative is a grassroots education campaign to share information about how to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. When your medicines expire or are left over, we’re here to help you to properly dispose of them.

Management

Studies have shown that many people aren’t taking medicines as prescribed and directed by their doctors, or as indicated on medication labels. Always follow your doctor's directions and take medicines as prescribed. Follow the directions on Drug Facts Labels for over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

Education

Our focus is on educating Cook County residents and elected officials on how to safely store and properly dispose of expired, unused or unwanted medicines.

Disposal

Community drop-off locations allow the public to bring medication to a centralized location to be properly disposed. We've created a database of medication disposal sites throughout Cook County. Simply enter your address above to find the sites closest to you.

Storage

It’s important to properly store the remaining medications you want to keep so that children and pets aren’t able to access them intentionally or unintentionally.

www.cookcountymeds.org

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