One should think twice before tossing away an old pill bottle into the garbage. Discarded pill bottles are a gold mine for identity thieves. The labels on them may contain confidential medical information that criminals can exploit to fill for prescriptions or engage in other medical fraud in your name. To ensure the security of your identity and establish a peace of mind, you should have those pill bottles destroyed. Here is why you should hire a professional shredding service for pill bottle destruction rather than doing it yourself.

Saves Time

If you have a lot of old pill bottles lying around, it just isn’t viable to peel the labels off then individually by yourself. Rather than compromise your precious time when it could be more productively used elsewhere, consider hiring a shredding service. This way, entire containers of discarded pill bottles could be safely disposed of within minutes instead of hours.

HIPAA Compliance

If you run a business entity, identity theft isn’t the only risk you will have to contend with by not properly disposing of old pill bottles.  It is legally required on your side by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that you take all the necessary steps to ensure the protection of your client’s confidential medical information.

A breach of compliance can run you with a number of nasty penalties – ranging from hefty fines to even a jail term of up to 5 years. Pill bottle destruction via a professional shredding service guarantees HIPAA compliance and ensures the protection of patient privacy.   

De-identified Bottles Are Still a Risk

Even if you had decided to remove the labels yourself before discarding the pill bottles, they can still be of use to criminals. They could be recycled for use in selling counterfeit drugs or, even worse, utilized in an attempt to kill someone.

Because those bottles might still have your fingerprints, you could find yourself a suspect in the ensuing investigation. Why take such risks? Send them over to a shredding service for their complete destruction.

Have Any Old Pill Bottles to Shred?

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