I wish that I had thought to take a picture of the pile of prescription drugs Mike had accumulated last summer. I do not even have the list with me here, but he was taking pills for blood pressure, heart rate, stroke prevention, cholesterol, GERD, and probably a couple of other things that don't come to mind right now. He was taking pills to mitigate the side effects of some of the other pills. And, my, my, he had plans with that stash of viagra. Then he had about three different medications for gout symptoms, two different prescription narcotic pain killers. and a very expensive cream for skin cancer lesions on his head.
He had reordered a three month supply just before he went into hospital and many of the bottles were never even opened. There were A LOT of pills in his drawer.
He used an on-line pharmacy. I called them. They would not take anything back even if it had not been opened. I went to the local pharmacy he sometimes used. They would not take anything. I called the pharmacy that I used (because I passed it on my way to and from work years ago) and they said they would take it off my hands and send it to some place in Texas where it would be incinerated.
"You can't use it? Not even the unopened stuff? I mean can't it go to a vet clinic or mission clinic or something??."
No, it had to be destroyed. Oh, and they could not take the narcotic stuff. Great.
I know this is for the general safety...although that does not explain the narcotics left floating out there, but what a waste.