Friday’s (3/9/12) episode of The Mentalist on CBS ended with a detective addicted to pain killers flushing a bottle of prescription drugs down the toilet. Great dramatic flare, but a horrible example to many viewers who are already prone to sending the wrong things down the drain. Of course, that’s NOT the proper way to dispose of drugs. Any unused or unneeded drugs should be taken to a pharmacy or local police department for proper disposal. The point is, our “throw-away” mentality is tainting our water supply with antibiotics, hormones, caustic chemicals and maybe even–poisons.