Disposal of Unneeded Meds – Liquids and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

Disposal of Unneeded Meds – Liquids and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

We’ve talked in previous posts about safe and secure disposal of medications. Why it’s important, and how and where it can be done. Several BetterMyMeds readers and event participants have pointed out that it can be tough to dispose of certain types of medications. Liquid medications, and injectables in glass vials are good examples. Controlled substances, like morphine and valium, can be a problem, too. And the rules around how

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Collagen Supplements — the Good, the Bad, and the In-Between

Collagen Supplements — the Good, the Bad, and the In-Between

Somehow I missed the collagen boat. Collagen supplements have become more and more popular over recent years, but it’s only the last couple of months that I’ve had questions about them from readers. They’re marketed to do everything from keeping skin looking younger to relieving the pain of osteoarthritis, and lots in between. What is collagen? What are its health benefits? Should we all be taking collagen supplements? Well, let’s

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Is Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor Reliable?

Is Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor Reliable?

Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Many monitor their blood pressure at home. If you use a home blood pressure (HBP) monitor, you’re already doing a great job taking care of your health. But are you sure your monitor is giving you reliable results? It’s important to care for your monitor, too. They don’t last forever. Inaccurate results can cause you to worry needlessly,

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Disposal of unneeded medicine keeps everyone safe!

Disposal of unneeded medicine keeps everyone safe!

  Saturday, April 30, 2022, is National Drug Take-Back Day. Seems like there’s a National Day for just about every activity, doesn’t it? But honestly, every person who takes any kind of medicine should pay attention. Drug disposal is serious business — it’s all about keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm. Let’s talk about why it’s so important. Prevention of abuse and addiction The government Drug Enforcement

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