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To Flush or Not to Flush: How to Properly Dispose of Your Medications

Posted: April 24th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Is your medicine cabinet starting to look like a pharmacy?  Do you really need that bottle of ibuprofen that expired in the 1990s?  It’s probably time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet.  Stockpiling old or unused medications can lead to medication errors, unintentional ingestion by kids or pets and for some prescription drugs—abuse.

So what is the best way to clean out your medicine cabinet? Read more »


Bath Salts: A Lesson in Designer Drugs

Posted: July 26th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

The anti-drug laws in the U.S. define a drug as illicit by its structure, and not necessary by the effects the drug causes.  “Designer drug” is a term used to describe drugs that are created and/or marketed to get around existing drug laws.  Most commonly, this is accomplished by modifying the molecular structure of an illegal drug to create another similar, yet subtly different structure that has similar effects but is not defined as illegal. Read more »