Disposing Of Our Old Medications The Right Way

By: Eric Lupher Email
By: Eric Lupher Email

Getting rid of your old medications? Disposing of them properly is more important than you might think. Penrose St. Francis has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care to host Operation Medicine Roundup, all in effort to get those old medications disposed of safely.

The roundup took place Tuesday at the Penrose Health Learning Center at 1644 Medical Center Point near Union and Fillmore. All you needed to do was remove the pills and place them in resealable plastic bags. If you want to get rid of a liquid medication just put the bottles in a plastic bag. Used needles and inhalers were also be collected.

Folks from the El Paso County Department of Solid Waste collected the roundup. They will then dispose of your old medication safely.

The Penrose Health Learning Center says disposing of medications properly can prevent health hazards in the future. Health officials say flushing your old medications down the toilet could contaminate water supply and the environment.

Penrose Health Learning Center asks you to dispose of your old medications properly in order to help protect our senior citizens from accidentally using expired medications as well as safeguarding them from the potential theft of medications from their homes.

For more information, please call 719-534-0908.

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