Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Memorial Health System Medication Take Back Day
The Memorial Health System is partnering with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to hold another Medication Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at various locations throughout the community.
The event is free, anonymous and open to the public. Residents can bring expired, unused or unwanted medications to be disposed of properly. Collection sites will be located at the Belpre Senior Center in Belpre, OH; White Oak Pharmacy in Barlow; the Fort Frye High School in Beverly, OH; the Buckeye Hills/Area Agency on Aging in Reno; Devola Medical Center parking lot in Devola; Hardwood Components, Inc., in New Matamoras and at the corner of Second and Putnam Streets, Marietta, OH.
“The more unwanted and unused medications we collect and get out of homes, the safer the community will be,” says Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.
“Misues of prescription drugs can cause poisoning, abuse, contamination and death. We’re offering a safe way to dispose of medications.”
Over 150 pounds of pills have been collected at past Medication Take Back Days.