MedSafe® Medication Collection Stations
Providing a Safe Option for Old Prescriptions
Until recently, pharmacies were prohibited from receiving medications from
the public. With limited options, individuals had been keeping old, expired
or otherwise dangerous medications inside their homes. That is why Methodist
Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County have installed MedSafe®
Medication Collection Stations in our lobbies in order to better serve
our communities. The stations provide a safe and secure way for individuals
to dispose of medications.
The blue stainless steel collection receptacles have an inner liner that
can be removed by a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved collector
when it is filled and returned for proper disposal via incineration, rendering
the pharmaceuticals non-retrievable. The Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation
(HRHF) is underwriting the MedSafe® project.
Drop Off Unwanted, Expired or Unused Medications Today
As a registered medication take back facility, we have procedures in place
to safely and securely receive medications that the public drops off in
a MedSafe® Medication Collection Station. The organization then facilitates
the delivery of these items to a destruction vendor. Methodist Hospital
and the HRHF believe that participating in this community service is important
for our community. This process will help ensure a safe, legal and environmentally
friendly way to dispose of unused medications
Using the collection station is as easy as using a mailbox. Instructions
are posted on the receptacle at each collection station.