Spring cleaning – it’s a rite of passage as temperatures begin to heat up and the season starts to change.
In observance of “Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Day,” Tuesday, March 20, Palmetto Health would like to remind community members to add your medicine cabinet, kitchen cupboard or wherever you keep medications to your spring cleaning list.
Palmetto Health pharmacist Courtney Meade, Pharm.D., said, “Removing old medicine from a home is an important part of maintaining a healthy and safe household. It prevents family members from taking outdated medicine, removes the risk of self-prescribing and eliminates the risk of someone abusing or accidently ingesting the medications, including children.”
Meade provides these tips on spring cleaning your medicine cabinet:
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