Saintclaresorgfranciscan-oaksStfoundationhomecaremed staff & employees
 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


September 15, 2010

At Saint Clare’s Health System, we are committed to the care and well-being of the members of our community.

September marks the launch of the first nationwide prescription drug ‘Take-Back’ initiative – aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and theft in homes and communities. On Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide, which includes multiple collection points located throughout northwestern New Jersey.

According to the DEA, many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

Community members with expired, unused, or unwanted prescriptions are encouraged to take advantage of the Take-Back initiative by cleaning out their medicine cabinets in a safe and legal way. The collection service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

While Saint Clare’s hospital campuses are not DEA-supervised collection points, there are numerous local municipal buildings and police stations in New Jersey that are designated collection sites, including locations in Denville, Rockaway, Lake Hopatcong, Succasunna, Butler, and Fairfield. Collection sites in every local community can be found by visiting www.dea.gov or by clicking here.

At Saint Clare’s, we are committed to promoting healthy communities and to being an advocate for safe medication use. We will continue to keep you updated with the information that promotes the health, safety and well-being of members of our community. It’s just one more way that Saint Clare’s is Turning Promise Into Practice every day.

 
Page Resources
Saintclaresorgservices Search
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
   
 
  • 2014-04-01
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
 
Apr. 21, 2014 – 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Educational opportunity for prospective patients on joint replacement surgery, including knee, hip and partial replacement. Taught...
Apr. 21, 2014 – 5:00pm
*Yoga Class* A group class that combines physical postures, breathing exercises and gentle stretching to lessen...
Apr. 21, 2014 – 7:00pm — 9:00pm
A comprehensive course for first-time parents will help you to prepare for the pregnancy, birth,...
Apr. 22, 2014 – 6:15pm
*Yoga Class* A group class that combines physical postures, breathing exercises and gentle stretching to lessen...
Apr. 22, 2014 – 7:00pm
Katena Center Orientation and Tour (Tuesdays) Orientation and tours of Saint Clare’s Katena Center for Mother...
Apr. 23, 2014 – 7:00pm — 9:00pm
Educational opportunity for prospective patients on bariatric surgery, including gastric banding and gastric bypass, The Center...

SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES

 

Turning Promise Into Practice