Do you have unused or expired prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Not only are they taking up space, but they can be harmful if someone else, other than whom they were prescribed for, accidentally takes them. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the majority of abused prescription drugs came from family and friends, frequently from a home medicine cabinet.
The problem is how to dispose of them. Throwing them in the trash is obviously not the solution. Once they are in the landfill, they can be picked up by people or animals. Flushing them down the drain can pollute the water system.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a safe way to dispose of these prescription drugs.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday,
Vincent’s Drug Store, in partnership with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department, will be participating in the DEA’s Annual Campaign to properly dispose of unneeded medications.
Drop off your unused medications at
Vincent’s Drug Store between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Drop Off location: Vincent’s Drug Store in Freshfields
Start now cleaning out your medicine cabinets!
Call with questions at 843-243-0007