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Rockville Centre Youth Council warns of dangers that lurk in medicine cabinets


I am an adult member of the Rockville Centre Youth Council. We are on a mission to inform the community of the dangers that unused or expired prescription drugs can pose. Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in our country. Unused or expired prescriptions should not be left in medicine cabinets.

Many drugs in people’s medicine cabinets are dangerous if not taken correctly and/or without a doctor’s prescription. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, four out of five heroin users started on prescription drugs. This is a staggering number. Keeping unused or expired prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet is a recipe for disaster.