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Safely Dispose of Unused/Expired Drugs

March 27th, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Pharmacy Department has scheduled a drug “take back” day on Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Members of the community may safely dispose of unused or expired medications rather than discarding them in the garbage or flushing them down the toilet which could lead to environmental contamination. There will be bins in the hospital’s main lobby for the collection of these items.

Unused or expired pharmaceuticals can pose unnecessary risk to individuals and the community. Drug “take back” days offer a safe and environmentally friendly disposal program that proactively addresses potential hazards associated with improper management. The program helps protect the natural environment, avoid accidental poisoning and helps prevent against prescription drug abuse.

For further information on the proper disposal of unused or expired drugs, please call (631) 376-4444. 


Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483