Safe Pill Drop Off Day

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By Scott Atkinson

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Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Lewis County General Hospital Lobby

Phone: 315-376-2321

Email: pr@lcgh.net

Link: http://www.lcgh.net

Event Description

Lewis County General Hospital, in partnership with Mountain View Prevention Services and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, is holding a Safe Pill Drop Off Day on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in the Lewis County General Hospital lobby.

Traces of medications are increasingly becoming found in bodies of water across the country. Flushing your medications down the toilet is a common form of disposal many Americans still use. This, however, could be a cause of unsafe levels of medications being found in water. At the Safe Pill Drop Off Day, dropping off your expired, unused or unnecessary medications is a fast, easy and convenient way to properly dispose of them at no cost to you. If you have hazardous drugs that we cannot accept we will be happy to give you proper instructions on how to dispose of them.

Collection items include expired/unwanted OTC and prescription drugs (including controlled substances), pills, powders, liquids and epi-pens. Excluded items include sharps, medical waste, thermometers and household cleaning items. This event is being held in conjunction with the National DEA-Take Back Initiative.

Please plan to be proactive as you spring clean your medicine cabinet at home and bring all expired, unused or unnecessary medications to the Safe Pill Drop Off Day April 27th in the lobby at Lewis County General Hospital. For more information, contact Mountain View Prevention Services at (315) 376-2321.
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