Why 2 Experts Say You Should Clean Your Medicine Cabinet — and Their 5 Key Tips

Fitness

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet isn’t just a matter of organization or getting your bathroom up to KonMari standards. Keeping track of your medications and expiration dates, as well as how and where you store them, actually has a lot to do with safety — and not just yours, but that of the people around you, too. But where to start? POPSUGAR talked to Sean Mackey, MD, professor and chief of the pain medicine division at Stanford, and clinical pharmacist Ann Schwemm, Pharm D, MPH, to clear up misconceptions and get the facts on how to read medication expiration dates, throw out old pills, and keep your medicine cabinet organized and safe.

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