Jefferson, North Carolina – January 25, 2019 – Ashe Memorial Hospital has installed a medication collection and disposal receptacle for a safe way for individuals to dispose of unused prescription medications. To help combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse by providing solutions to safely dispose of opioid painkillers and other unused medications.
The medication collection and disposal receptacle is now located at Ashe Memorial Hospital in the side entrance by the Emergency Department for the safe disposal of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances.
Most Americans recognize that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem and one that flourishes in all communities.
“We often receive questions from our patients and community asking how they can safely get rid of their unused medications,” said Laura Lambeth, CEO. “We’re happy to be able to give back to our community and patients by providing a safe solution to getting unused medications out of their homes and harm’s way.”
Anyone in the community can use the medication collection and disposal receptacle at the hospital by simply bringing in their unused medications to be dropped off in the receptacle. This unit is a specially-designed receptacle for the safe, cost-effective, and convenient way to dispose of potentially dangerous drugs.