Did You Hear About the Drugs In Drinking Water?

@elmiko (6637)
United States
May 26, 2008 2:22pm CST
Nursing homes are required by law to flush all left over medicine at the end of the day. Over the years this has caused drugs in drinking water to build up in the water supply to detectable levels. They said on the news they have no way of getting it out of drinking water as of yet. They really should save that medicine for people who can't afford it. Most of all this is reckless and dangerous.
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26 May 08
I think you may have fallen foul of an urban myth there... what's your source of information?
@elmiko (6637)
• United States
1 Jun 08
The National News
• United States
26 May 08
Basically, they need to find a safe way to dispose of these medications. Giving the medications to people that can't afford it is fine, but medications have an expiration date, which means that they still will need to be disposed of. It is not just nursing homes. Many people just throw away their medications, or put them down the drain or toilet. It is not a safe way to get rid of medications. The world needs a simple and effective way to dispose of all toxic items, which includes medicines.