In 2007, there were 255,732 cases of improper medicine use reported to Poison Control Centers in the United States.
We are committed to helping protect our community and environment. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through our prescription drug disposal program. Often unused medications are thrown in the trash or flushed down the toilet, enabling the medical components of these products to enter our environment or water supply. In addition, some medicines may be especially harmful if digested accidentally or for illicit use. Because of this, some medications have special disposal directions that indicate if the leftover prescription products should be flushed down the sink or toilet. For information on drugs that should be flushed visit the FDA’s website.
To assist in the environmentally and socially responsible disposal of prescription drugs, the patient may return the unused medications to Wellness Rx.
- Products in their original prescription packaging
- Pills, tablets and capsules
- Creams, ointments, lotions and powders
- Inhalers and nebulizer solutions
- Liquid medicines ≤ 4 oz
- Controlled substances (ie: Adderall, Vicodin, Demerol, Hydracodone, MS Cotin, etc.)
- Sharps (ie: syringes, lancets, etc.)
- Liquid medicines ≥ 4 oz
- Home based care or durable medical equipment (ie: rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, etc.)