NCPA applauds 'Today Show' segment on proper storage, disposal of medication

Contacting local pharmacist highlighted

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A segment on NBC's "Today Show" that emphasized the importance of properly storing and disposing medication has received praise from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

The segment, “What to Toss, What to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet,” featured Dr. Nancy Snyderman, reminded viewers to safely store their medications, as well as suggested that a disposal option is to contact one's local pharmacist. The NCPA and its members support the voluntary Dispose My Meds program, which offers take back programs for consumers to properly dispose of unused and unwanted drugs.

“Community pharmacists are the healthcare professionals advising patients before medications are used and stand ready to assist patients if their medications go unused or expired,” said Robert Greenwood, NCPA president and Iowa pharmacy owner. “We highly encourage patients to talk with their community pharmacists about the best way to store and dispose of medicine no longer needed.”

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