Hide your old pills in poop, government says

By radagast · Nov 9, 2007 · ·
  1. radagast
    Got some leftover drugs -- the kind that someone else might want to use, such as painkillers or stimulants? Wrap them up in used kitty litter or other pet droppings, the government advises.
    A pilot program at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is looking at ways people can safely dispose of unused prescription drugs that are liable to be abused.
    The Food and Drug Administration recommends flushing some of the most dangerous ones down the toilet, including the strong, addictive painkillers oxycodone and fentanyl and stimulants such as methylphenidate.
    But environmentalists worry about the effects on fish and amphibians.
    On its Web site at http://www.samhsa.gov/rxsafety/, SAMHSA recommends ways to disguise leftover pills.
    "Mixing prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter, and putting them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags, will further ensure the drugs are not diverted," it says.
    Of course some people do not drink coffee. But maybe they have a pet ferret.
    "Ferret waste, like nearly any other form of pet waste, can be effectively used to help prevent the abuse of unused prescription drugs," SAMHSA spokesman Mark Weber said.
    This news delighted the American Ferret Association.
    "The U.S. government declares ferret poop to be an effective weapon against drug abuse," the group said in a statement.
    SAMHSA said the problem is no joke.
    "One in five teens reports intentionally misusing someone else's prescription drugs to get high. Nearly half say they get the medications from friends and relatives for free," it says in a statement.
    Dr. Ilene Ruhoy of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, studied leftover pharmaceuticals found in the homes of 473 people who died in 2006. She found 3,562 controlled substances, or an average of nearly eight per person.
    More than half were hydrocodone painkiller products, while the rest were oxycodone, morphine or fentanyl.
    original link here http://uk.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUKN0756745220071107

    I dont know about yours but some coffee grounds or ferret shit wouldn't even make my badger raise an eyebrow the things he's done to get high!!

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  1. Lettish
    Isn't this about disposing of old/unwanted drugs? Not about hiding them with the intention to use them later on, lol.
  2. chemlove
    i almost agree with hydroxy, but i found this article very interesting i love the stuff i read on here. Humorous yet meant to be very serious.
  3. radagast
    yes but some people sift around landfill sites or local tips I think its to discourage them or children trying them

    Not me
    Or swim
    Or my badger
  4. FuBai
    It's unlikely that anyone but the most paranoid will bother to go and submerse their old pills in faecal matter...
  5. Laudaphun
    hehe.. i could just see it know, swim would dispose of those worthless oxy 160 that have been lying around in the medicine cabinet worrying him for years... Afraid to flush them down the toilet as he wouldn't want to pollute our sewage system. Finally the government comes up with a brilliant idea, wait for your dog to take a fresh dump then hide an oxy inside each one of his droppings....

    SWIM wakes up the next morning, feeling comforted that the government had come through for him once again, knowing that he'd never have to worry about those darned pillls again... the neighborhood is silent, the neighbors dogs aren't barking like usually. Something strange is amiss. Then swim looks around, and, "Oh No!" Frisky, Spot, Skip, Tripod, and all the rest of his neighbors dogs are lying unconscious in their yards.

    ...after years of mental anguish and torrment of the mass poisoning of 50% of the canine population in Pleasantville, blaming himself.... swim eventually turns to drugs and alcohol, but oddly, he finds that it is pain pills that take his mind off of that horrific morning. After dr. shopping, online consultations, raiding friends/families/neighbors medicine cabinets swim begins to run out of options and is forced to cop on the street... But now each time he sees a turd lying in someone's yard, he can't help but wonder what's inside it.
  6. starscream111
    so basically if you hide your pills in shit youll become addicted to them...lmao
  7. fnord
    this is just too weird...
  8. tranquillike
    That reminds me of the movie, Transpotting... You know the scene right? LOL
  9. Omelet
    i LOVE how seriously these guys take themselves
  10. fnord
    and putting them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags, will further ensure the drugs are not diverted," it says.

    like this?[​IMG]

    "The U.S. government declares ferret poop to be an effective weapon against drug abuse," the group said in a statement.

  11. bcubed
    My pet lizard Jimbo says he'd rather (indirectly) hide the pills inside his own poop!:crazy
  12. Triple7
    They advice that, because several governments are studying drugs in poo. :p :D And soon we will all face the new undercover poolice. Poo in a cup while under arrest... to match with what comes into the sewer.

    Dogs love sniffing shit.. what if someone hides coke into dogs shit?

    Am I 4 years old?
  13. Raw edge
    Why can't you just return your unused medes to the pharmacy to dispose of. You can do it in Ireland no prob.
  14. fnord
    theres a local pharmacy that will give you 20$ for your unused script here in maine.
  15. bcubed
    "I'll see yer twenty...and raise ya!" (Or rather, SWIM might...)
  16. juanathan
    do people really throw away their extra pills?? i would imagine that even the most rigid non-recreational user would still keep those extra vicodin for just-in-case situations.
  17. Raw edge
    So can swim say drop in 1 unused xanax or a generic bottle of aspirin and get $20. Could be a nice little money earner. Enters swims 100 bottles of generic aspirin plz. Enter pharmacist $395 dollars plz.

    Enter swim Umm Just a minute I would like to return this aspirin. Enter pharmacist that is 100 bottles by $20. Here
    is $2k. Enter swim Great see you in abit. I juat want to grab a coffee at Star Smucks. (Grins; I know who the real smuck is)

  18. fnord
    im not sure how this works ive only seen there sign outside saying,bring us your old scrips 20$ ill put it to some use whenever i find a few of my old prescriptions around and report back.
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