There is quite a bit of confusion about disposing of prescription medications, often with media headlines mistakenly advising the public that all prescriptions must be disposed of through take-back programs, which often results in unused opioids being left in medicine cabinets since not everyone has easy access to take-back programs.

Drs. Will Becker and Ben Oldfield address the confusion around opioid disposal and suggest options for disposal in this video and in their journal review of the media’s coverage of opioid disposal methods.