Annual Event Gives Opportunity to Dispose Medicines Responsibly

Published 04/19 2014 04:03PM

Updated 04/19 2014 04:13PM

The Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy held their annual Medication Cleanout on Saturday.

The event was put together to provide a safe way for the community to properly dispose their old medication. Drug cleanout programs help reduce the number of poison-related deaths by offering people a legal, free and environmentally safe disposal method for unused, expired or unneeded medications.

Volunteers from the school of nursing and pharmacy helped assist the event which lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43,000 people died due to poisoning in the United States in 2010.

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