Annual Event Gives Opportunity to Dispose Medicines Responsibly

Annual Event Gives Opportunity to Dispose Medicines Responsibly

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