FAQs

What is MED-Project?

MED-Project is the entity implementing the Product Stewardship Plan, including the education and outreach programming.

What should I do if I am having a medical emergency?

If you are having a medical emergency, contact emergency medical services immediately by dialing 911.

What should I do if I think I have ingested something poisonous?

If you think you have ingested something poisonous, contact emergency services immediately. Please dial 911 or contact your local poison control center.

What should I do if I think I or someone in my household has been stuck by a used sharp?

  1. Wash the exposed area right away with water and soap or use a skin disinfectant (antiseptic) such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
  2. Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or local hospital.
Follow these same instructions if you get blood or other bodily fluids in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin. For more information on viruses and needle-stick prevention, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website. (click here)

What should I do if my pet has ingested medication?

If you believe your pet may have ingested human or animal medication not intended for consumption by your pet, please contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control hotline.

Whom should I call with a question about my medication or sharps?

Please direct all questions regarding your medication and sharps to your health care provider.

Where can I find information about the safe storage of medication or sharps?

You should follow any storage instructions provided by your healthcare provider and any written instructions provided with your medication or listed on its packaging.

In addition, many government agencies provide information regarding safe storage of medication. Possible sources include the National Institutes of Health’s information page and the Center for Disease Control’s information page

Can I flush my medication or sharps down the toilet?

Do not flush medications down the toilet unless the information on the label, package, or package insert specifically instructs you to do so. Never place sharps in the trash or recycling, and never flush them down the toilet.

Should I remove my personal information before disposing of my medication or sharps?

Please remove all personal and identifying information from labels and/or packaging before disposal of expired or unwanted medicines.

Where else can I find information about the safe disposal of expired or unwanted medicines or sharps?

Several government agencies provide information regarding safe disposal of medication. Please refer to the FDA's website for more information: "Consumer Updates: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines".

Several government agencies provide information regarding safe disposal of sharps.Please refer to the FDA’s website (“Needles and Other Sharps (Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings)”).

I have a question not answered by this website. Is there someone I can contact with a question about MED-Project?

For more information, please call 1-844-MED-PROJECT.