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Unused medications? Dispose of them properly.

Aug 17, 2020, 17:45 PM
Medication drop box installed at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Woman disposing of medication

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in 2018. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon installed a drop box in the main lobby in April 2019 to provide residents with a convenient place to properly and safely dispose of unneeded medications free of charge. In a partnership with MED-Project, the kiosk provides a location to dispose of unwanted or expired medication, including controlled substances. The kiosk is in full view of the main desk, is visible on lobby security cameras and is bolted to the floor.

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be October 24, 2020. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL LOCATIONS

Safely disposing of your unwanted or expired medication can make a difference in your community. Visit MED-project.org/locations for more information.

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Unused medications? Dispose of them properly.

Aug 17, 2020, 17:45 PM
Medication drop box installed at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Woman disposing of medication

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in 2018. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon installed a drop box in the main lobby in April 2019 to provide residents with a convenient place to properly and safely dispose of unneeded medications free of charge. In a partnership with MED-Project, the kiosk provides a location to dispose of unwanted or expired medication, including controlled substances. The kiosk is in full view of the main desk, is visible on lobby security cameras and is bolted to the floor.

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be October 24, 2020. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL LOCATIONS

Safely disposing of your unwanted or expired medication can make a difference in your community. Visit MED-project.org/locations for more information.