Do you have unused or expired prescription medications in your home?
DON’T flush expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so.
DO return unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs to a drug take-back program for safe disposal.
TIMES Supermarket + TIMES Pharmacy is partnering with the department of public safety state narcotics enforcement division ( NED ) to coordinate a prescription take back event.
Drive through drop-off welcome. No Hassle.
Drop-offs are anonymous. No questions asked.
Please remove any identifying info from medication bottles.
Items we CANNOT ACCEPT: NO needles • NO syringes • NO aerosol meds
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat,” Rosenberg said. “Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”
In the previous nine Take-Back events nationwide from 2010-2014, 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons of drugs were collected.