Here are some interesting facts about unused and expired prescription medications: 

*Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. 

*Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. 

*The non medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. 

*The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs got them from friends and family, with the home medication cabinet a primary source. 

*Unused drugs thrown in the trash in their bottles can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.