Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Memorial Health System’s Medication Take Back Day April 26th
The Memorial Health System is partnering with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to hold another Medication Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26 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; White Oak Pharmacy in Barlow; the Fort Frye High School in Beverly; 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. “Misuses 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.
Why turn in your unused medications at this collection event?
Drugs can be stolen and illegally sold, children and pets could be poisoned if they find and swallow drugs, unused medications are environmental toxins; flushing them down the toilet or sink can contaminate our soil and drinking water.
For more information on the Medication Take Back Day event, contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 376-7070, extension 0.