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Date:12/17/2010

gs.htm">Some medications can also interact with alcohol, making drinking and driving more dangerous, even if you've had less to drink than the legal alcohol limit.  Medications also affect people differently.  People who find that a particular drug—such as an antihistamine—makes them drowsy, shouldn't drive.  Consumers who are not sure whether it's safe to drive after taking a particular medication should ask their doctor or pharmacist for advice.

EXPIRED MEDICATIONS: THE DOS AND DON'TS

If you've ever wondered why so many drugs wind up in our drinking water, consider this piece of the pharmaceutical puzzle: about one third of the 4 billion prescriptions written each year go unused and many of those products are not properly disposed of, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).   A new report published in Consumer Reports on Health explains how consumers can properly dispose of their expired meds:  

DON'T flush them in the toilet or toss them down the drain unless the label or product information tells you to.

DO ask your local pharmacist if he or she participates in the drug takeback program developed by the NCPA, which sends leftover drugs to medical waste disposal facilities.  To find a participating pharmacy near your home, go to www.disposemymeds.org or check with your local or state waste management authority about other options.

DON'T throw drugs directly in the trash. If a medication collections program isn't available, mix the drugs with cat litter, coffee grounds, or other undesirable substances.  That should deter people from rifling through your trash to find them. Put the mixture in a container with a lid or bag that can be sealed.  And remember to remove all per
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