Safe Drug Disposal Portal Outreach Toolkit: Medical Professionals

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals should use the materials below to educate peers and patients about safe medication disposal:

To educate patients:

Poster -- hang this 11 x 17 in. poster on the wall in your doctor's office, waiting room, or lobby, or other places where patients will see it.

Patient brochure -- this 8.5 x 11 in. half-fold brochure contains quick facts about why drugs should never be flushed or put in the trash. Keep copies in your waiting room, doctor's office, sign in station, or anywhere else patients will see it. You can also give this brochure to patients along with their post-visit summary or prescription information.

Newsletter language -- share information about safe drug disposal in your newsletter, on your website, or in your patient portal.

To educate yourself and your peers:

Medical professional brochure -- this 8.5 x 11 in. half-fold brochure contains easy talking points to tell patients about safe drug disposal and where they can take their unused meds. Share it with your colleagues who interact with patients.

Safe Drug Disposal Portal -- For more ready-materials, including social media posts, fact sheets, a sample powerpoint, and more, visit the Outreach Toolkit in the Safe Drug Disposal Portal. Explore the Portal to learn more about the dangers of leftover meds and how to expand safe drug disposal opportunities.