(BEDFORD) – IU Health Bedford Hospital Pharmacy is starting a community drug take-back service today.
The program is a safe and easy way to dispose of leftover or expired medications.
This past year, an estimated 2 million people misused prescription pain relievers for the first time. Six percent of people ages 12 and older have misused medications at least once in the past year.
Through the drug take-back program managed by pharmacy personnel, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, expired medications and controlled medications can be disposed of in a secure manner.
Throwing away full pill bottles can lead to public access to medicine and patient health information while flushing pills can risk water contamination.
Anyone can drop off unused medication at the convenient Drug Dropbox located inside the Medical Office Building lobby behind IU Health Bedford Hospital.
Indiana University Health Bedford has provided leading care to Lawrence County for nearly 50 years.
Indiana University Health Bedford has provided leading care to Lawrence County for nearly 50 years. To learn more about IU Health
Bedford, visit iuhealth.org/bedford or call 812.275.1200