Properly Dispose of Unused Medicines at Drug Take-Back Day

Posted on October 10, 2012

Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed, it is important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others.

A drug take-back event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the rotunda of the Bayer Learning Center to help the campus community properly dispose of expired or unused medicines. The event is sponsored by the Mylan School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Wellness in Motion initiative and the Department of Public Safety.

The following will be accepted for proper disposal for free and with no questions asked:

  • Unused, expired or recalled prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Labeled or unlabeled medications
  • Ointments, creams, lotions or powders
  • Inhalers and nebulizer solutions.

The following will not be accepted:

  • Needles, EpiPen injectors, syringes, lancets or any other sharps
  • Thermometers, glass or durable medical equipment
  • Marijuana or methamphetamine.

Participants should leave medicines in their original containers and mark out personal information.

For more information, contact Dr. Vince Gianetti of the School of Pharmacy at 412.396.6379.

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