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Old 12-07-2018, 08:10 AM
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Default Disposing of Rx bottles

I have tons of empty Rx bottles laying around. I used to put hot water in them so that I could easily peel off their labels to prevent anyone from getting my information. But realistically, as I get more and more Rx's (I'm on 13 now), it's getting annoying to have to peel off every single label.

Is it safe to dispose of Rx bottles that have labels on them? I'm concerned about someone discovering my name and address, as well as possibly using the barcode to refill one or more of my prescriptions. In other words, could someone walk into the pharmacy and say "I'm picking up prescriptions for ____," then give name and address?

Does anyone else peel off their Rx bottles' labels before disposing the bottles, or have you been safe leaving the labels on? I don't know if I'm being paranoid or realistic. Thanks!
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