For Doctors, a Growing Awareness of the Dangers Posed By the Pills That Get Left Over

Credit: Ryan Caron King for WNPR

Credit: Ryan Caron King for WNPR

By Patrick Skahill, WNPR

Take a look inside your cupboard or medicine cabinet and you’re likely to find pills from prior visits to the doctor.

Some of those could be opioid painkillers, which can be dangerous if used improperly. So where should all that old medicine go?

In the first of a two-part series, WNPR begins exploring that question by looking at how doctors prescribe and how much thought is given to the pills that get left over.

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