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Reminder: Abilene's Medication Disposal Event October 12

All Big Country residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring unused and expired medications to Abilene's Medication Cleanout TM event, Oct. 12. Collection will be 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's School of Pharmacy, located at 1718 Pine St. Medication should be brought to the drop-off site in its original packaging, if possible.
All Big Country residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring unused and expired medications to Abilene's Medication Cleanout TM event, Oct. 12. Collection will be 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's School of Pharmacy, located at 1718 Pine St. Medication should be brought to the drop-off site in its original packaging, if possible.

Since the program's inception in 2012, approximately 9,500 pounds of medication have been collected and disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

The Abilene Medication Cleanout TM is a result of the combined efforts of Hendrick Health System, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's School of Pharmacy, the Abilene Police Department and the Texas Panhandle Poison Center.

It is recommended that all expired or unused medications be destroyed to avoid accidental poisoning of younger children, as well as misuse by others. Multiple excess medications in the home can also lead to confusion and selection of the wrong medication for the wrong person, or at the wrong time.

All personal information will be blacked out after collection. Oxygen tanks, IV fluid bags and other durable medical equipment such as nebulizers and glucometers, cannot be accepted.

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