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jbg

United States

#21 Aug 6, 2010
i store all of my left over meds, other then liquids, in my freezer. I hate to throw away what i might need later and couldn't afford. Antibiotics are real hard to get a hold of it seems sometimes, plus the doctor office call, (unless you go get some antibiotic down at southern states for your and pigs and use that), so I save every spare one of those I have.
Silly Anna

Campbellsville, KY

#22 Aug 8, 2010
Don't flush them down the drain it goes into the water system...Call some of the drug stores or health dept, maybe someone needs to call the mayor its an election yr they will do anything for you...
just a reader

Monticello, KY

#23 Aug 9, 2010
I've done some checking around and found out that the answers were not what I wanted to report back. Some are helpful but still they are not the solution to this problem that we all have been seeing. I might add, all the offices that I spoke with were very concerned with this proplem and commented on how this could be a very bad problem.

*Because of insurance policies the hospial, one pharmacy and health department are not allowed to recieve pivate waste products from residents.

*Stericycle, for sharps containers,only delivers to and picks up from medical bussiness.

* My insurance company does not pay for a sharp container of any kind. I would have to pay out of pocket for this.

* Medical Home Care, dose not have the containers or dispose of the waste containers. They did suggest that WE BREAK THE NEEDLES OFF BEFORE PUTTING THE SYRINGES INTO THE MILK JUGS. PUT NEEDLES IN ANOTHER CONTAINER AND THEN DISGUARD THEM. In my opinion this was a good idea!

*City Hall, suggested we PUT THEM IN A CONTAINER, TAPE THE CONTAINER AND TAKE IT TO THE SOLID WASTE SITE AT THE END OF ENGLISH ST. I thought this was a good idea too!

*Solid Waste Of Leitchfield, WILL TAKE THE CONTAINERS. HAVE YOUR ID HANDY. My opinion, Very good!

I did find out we can buy the sharps containers from www.sharpsinc.com or you can look up other sharp products and containers on your search engine. The price range from $3.44 to the hundreds of dollas. Don't worry we wont need that big of one! lol Also, I found on the sharps site that after you purchase one from them they have a mail in program. You mail in your box, they send you another for a fee. Medicines are also on this program too. This is all I have for now. When I go to the doctor I will ask him too. But we have a place that will accept them, we just have to take the extra steps to insure that they don't fall into the wrong hands.

* I plug this whenever I can.....

If you see strange activity, call the police department. Ask them to keep it quiet on the scanner. They will. Report Drug Activity. It's a problem in our little town,They are not bad people. It's people you know that have gotten in a bad way. Help them help themself. Call. Your call maybe the call that saves someone's life or their family's life.

Thanks for all the input on this subject. Hope this has and will help. Have a great day!

_im just a reader with an opinion
just a reader

Monticello, KY

#24 Aug 9, 2010
lol I know I shouldve used spell check.
propper disposal

Elizabethtown, KY

#25 Aug 9, 2010
About a year or so ago their was a special on the news about disposing of unused Rx's. Flushing is bad, like others have said because the meds may leach into the water table. Don't take them to Rite Aide, I took a controlled substance to Rite Aide to dispose of and they just took the label off and threw it in the trash (bottle and all), I complained to their corporate office after that, don't know if their policy has changed or not. What you can do is break up and disolve the meds in a container of water, then poor the water into an "undersirable material" like kitty litter, it can then be disposed of in the trash. I still don't like it going into the landfill but that is what will happen when you send to to one of those "disposal services."
As for the needles/sharps. I take B12 shots, take the needle of the syringe, and save them up for the next time I am at the doctor, I then place them in their sharps box while I am waiting for my doc to come in, its not like the docs or nurses will open them up, take them out, and give them back to you. Of course I only use one or two needles a month, a diabetic would have a lot more than that, but you probably go to the doctor more frequently too. FYI you can order free sharps boxes online if you look around long enough. That's how I got mine.
just a reader

Monticello, KY

#26 Aug 9, 2010
propper disposal wrote:
About a year or so ago their was a special on the news about disposing of unused Rx's. Flushing is bad, like others have said because the meds may leach into the water table. Don't take them to Rite Aide, I took a controlled substance to Rite Aide to dispose of and they just took the label off and threw it in the trash (bottle and all), I complained to their corporate office after that, don't know if their policy has changed or not. What you can do is break up and disolve the meds in a container of water, then poor the water into an "undersirable material" like kitty litter, it can then be disposed of in the trash. I still don't like it going into the landfill but that is what will happen when you send to to one of those "disposal services."
As for the needles/sharps. I take B12 shots, take the needle of the syringe, and save them up for the next time I am at the doctor, I then place them in their sharps box while I am waiting for my doc to come in, its not like the docs or nurses will open them up, take them out, and give them back to you. Of course I only use one or two needles a month, a diabetic would have a lot more than that, but you probably go to the doctor more frequently too. FYI you can order free sharps boxes online if you look around long enough. That's how I got mine.
Great idea!!! I'll research for the free sharps if you can't remember the web site. I plan on removing my needles from the syringes and putting them into another container. I see my doctor this week. I'll see what their thoughts are on this. I will have lots of needles to discard. At least for now I can put them in their sharps box and just throw my syringes away in the normal containers. Thanks for the input. Good idea!
propper disposal

Elizabethtown, KY

#27 Aug 9, 2010
Sorry don't know where I got mine, but I just googled free sharps box for diabetics and got this site: https://www.enbrel.com/order-sharps-container...
FYI, I didn't ask my doctor, I just did it since it was only about one or two at a time. Probably more curtious to ask, especially if it will be a lot of needles.
Good luck! FYI there are a lot of freebies for diabetics out there. Free cookbooks, testing meters, and other stuff. I know that most people find a meter they like and stick with it, but you never know if you run out of supplies, it gets lost, broken, or what not. I was borderline for a little while, lost 20 lbs and I am better, but I did a lot of research when there was chance I could be diabetic.
Good Job

Horse Cave, KY

#28 Aug 9, 2010
Now THIS is a great post and superb info; thank every one of you for the work/research you have put into this and have shared with us!
lds

Monticello, KY

#29 Aug 10, 2010
I think i will remove my needles.
just a reader

Mammoth Cave, KY

#30 Aug 11, 2010
RussB wrote:
Here's something that might point you in the right direction:
http://www.disposemymeds.org/
Thank you I will check this out.
just a reader

Mammoth Cave, KY

#31 Aug 11, 2010
just a reader wrote:
I've done some checking around and found out that the answers were not what I wanted to report back. Some are helpful but still they are not the solution to this problem that we all have been seeing. I might add, all the offices that I spoke with were very concerned with this proplem and commented on how this could be a very bad problem.
*Because of insurance policies the hospial, one pharmacy and health department are not allowed to recieve pivate waste products from residents.
*Stericycle, for sharps containers,only delivers to and picks up from medical bussiness.
* My insurance company does not pay for a sharp container of any kind. I would have to pay out of pocket for this.
* Medical Home Care, dose not have the containers or dispose of the waste containers. They did suggest that WE BREAK THE NEEDLES OFF BEFORE PUTTING THE SYRINGES INTO THE MILK JUGS. PUT NEEDLES IN ANOTHER CONTAINER AND THEN DISGUARD THEM. In my opinion this was a good idea!
*City Hall, suggested we PUT THEM IN A CONTAINER, TAPE THE CONTAINER AND TAKE IT TO THE SOLID WASTE SITE AT THE END OF ENGLISH ST. I thought this was a good idea too!
*Solid Waste Of Leitchfield, WILL TAKE THE CONTAINERS. HAVE YOUR ID HANDY. My opinion, Very good!
I did find out we can buy the sharps containers from www.sharpsinc.com or you can look up other sharp products and containers on your search engine. The price range from $3.44 to the hundreds of dollas. Don't worry we wont need that big of one! lol Also, I found on the sharps site that after you purchase one from them they have a mail in program. You mail in your box, they send you another for a fee. Medicines are also on this program too. This is all I have for now. When I go to the doctor I will ask him too. But we have a place that will accept them, we just have to take the extra steps to insure that they don't fall into the wrong hands.
* I plug this whenever I can.....
If you see strange activity, call the police department. Ask them to keep it quiet on the scanner. They will. Report Drug Activity. It's a problem in our little town,They are not bad people. It's people you know that have gotten in a bad way. Help them help themself. Call. Your call maybe the call that saves someone's life or their family's life.
Thanks for all the input on this subject. Hope this has and will help. Have a great day!
_im just a reader with an opinion
***** FOUND A FREE SHARPS BOX *****

http://www.mysavings.com/free-stuff/Enbrel/16...

I haven't tried this yet. It says it's free. All we have to do is fill out the form. I'm goning to try it!
Soho Babe

Greensburg, KY

#32 Aug 15, 2010
Mary wrote:
I have all of these pain killers and tranquilizers my ma-maw took prior to her passing away and don't know what to do with them.
I called up Midway Pharmacy and they said they wouldn't take them back... even though that's where I got them from in the first place.
Is there anybody in pain out there or need to relax? I have no clue as to what to do with all of these pills.
There must be at least 300 pills for her cancer and anxiety.
You are planning on giving away another person's meds? Even if you do not accept cash payment for giving them to another person, you are breaking a federal law concerning RX drugs. You must be clueless lady, you don't go advertising something like that.
mary

Campbellsville, KY

#33 Aug 15, 2010
I gave all my medications to Josh Damron and Tesha his girlfriend who works at Home Plate. He told me that he is in constant pain and has bad nerves. He is a good kid as he used to mow my lawn years ago. he offered me quite a bit of money for them, but I just gave them to him.
Soho Babe

Greensburg, KY

#34 Aug 15, 2010
mary wrote:
I gave all my medications to Josh Damron and Tesha his girlfriend who works at Home Plate. He told me that he is in constant pain and has bad nerves. He is a good kid as he used to mow my lawn years ago. he offered me quite a bit of money for them, but I just gave them to him.
Let's hope the moderators are snoozing. Mary, I hate to be so blunt, but you just broke several federal prescription drug laws. Are you sure he won't take them to get high, nor will his girlfriend? He offered u money so apparently he is not unaware of what pain and anxiety meds go for on the street.

You can't really trust anyone. This county is full of people to just get somebody in trouble, especially with drugs, and the cops don't mind paying them for info and taking innocent people like yourself to the slammer.
mark

Utica, KY

#35 Aug 15, 2010
hell i just had a bad car wreck but im not goin to go out here tryin to by pills

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