Memorial Hospital installs consumer drug take-back receptacle for safe medication disposal

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Crystal Huls, director of the pharmacy at Memorial Hospital, stands next to the drug take-back receptacle. | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE Ill. — Memorial Hospital has installed a consumer drug take-back receptacle inside the vestibule of the main entrance under the clock tower to provide a safe and convenient way for people to dispose of unused or expired medications contributing to the prevention of drug misuse and environmental protection.

People can safely deposit prescription and over-the-counter medications such as pills, capsules, creams, controlled substances and liquids without questions.

The consumer drug take-back receptacle accepts medications in original packaging or sealed bags. Items that cannot be accepted are herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, animal medications and illicit drugs.

For more information about the consumer drug take-back receptacle and its guidelines, contact the Memorial Hospital pharmacy at 217-357-8671.

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