Letter: Pharmacies should take back drugs

The public handed in 55,146 pounds of expired

The public handed in 55,146 pounds of expired or unwanted prescriptions drugs in New York State last Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, federal officials said. (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

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It isn't enough to schedule prescription drug collections at specific sites ["LI takes to drug take-back day," News, May 4]. These are problematic for the homebound and those with transportation challenges.

The answer is for drugstores to collect expired and unused drugs as service stations collect used oil. They could be placed in a limited-access, locked bin, accessible only by the collection company. A small surcharge could cover the cost.

Suzanne Mueller, Great Neck

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