Storing your medicine

It's your call

April 24, 1991

The results of yesterday's survey on medicine and medicine cabinets show an even split between people who store their prescriptions in the bathroom and those who choose a cooler, drier place. Professionals say that the light and moisture of a bathroom are harmful to medicine.

Most people, however, do indeed follow prescription-bottle directions explicitly. Only a third of 207 callers said they bend the rules.

Finally, a slight majority (54 percent) admitted to hanging on to expired prescriptions

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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