April 10, 2013
College of Pharmacy to facilitate Medication Cleanout
The Harding University College of Pharmacy and White County Sherriff’s Department will facilitate a drive-thru Medication Cleanout event April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry and Grace Farrar Center for Health Sciences.
The College will be collecting prescription medications and samples, non-prescription medications, vitamins and supplements, medications for pets, and nebulizer solutions. Oxygen tanks, IV fluid bags, and nebulizer or blood glucose machines will not be collected.
Medications must be dropped off in their original containers. All identifying information that appears on the label must remain on the bottle in order to determine manufacturer and dosage details. All patient identifying information will be marked out immediately to protect the privacy of the patient.
The first Medication Cleanout event occurred in Amarillo, Texas, on Sept. 12, 2009, to prevent poisonings, misuse and abuse while protecting the environment. Since that time, there have been 19 Medication Cleanout events with a total of 7,974.5 pounds of medication brought in by 2,966 participants.