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Samaritan Medical Center to Host “Shed the Meds” Drug Take-Back Event

Published on: October 22, 2019

Samaritan Medical Center will host a community “Shed the Meds” Drug Take-Back event on Friday, October 25th.

While prescription drugs are a necessity for people, many homes have medicine cabinets full of prescriptions that are expired or no longer used. They can be a danger to people – especially children – and the environment if they are not properly disposed of. Samaritan is pleased to offer an event that helps remove these drugs from the home environment.

Staff from Samaritan Medical Center’s pharmacy and Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies will be on-site to collect old or unused medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicine, and syringes/sharps. Please remember to bring all sharps in a safe container.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the main lobby of the hospital from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25th.

At its last “Shed the Meds” event, held in June 2019, Samaritan collected approximately 143 pounds of medication.

For specific questions about the event please contact the Samaritan Medical Center Pharmacy at 315-785-4248.