SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — They can be dangerous and even deadly, and they’re probably sitting in your medicine cabinet. Prescription medicines. They are highly susceptible to diversion, abuse, and misuse. They could easily end up in the hands of someone you care about, who is struggling with addiction.
“Whether it’s a child who gets into it because the product is laying around or if it’s a senior or another person who might be confused about taking the wrong medication. It all makes sense to just try to get rid of all of the access and unwanted, unnecessary medication in your home,” said Gail Banach, Upstate NY Poison Center’s Director of Public Education and Communications.