Spring 2018 Medication Take Back Event

Medicine Take Back

Medicine Store was happy to be a host site for the Spring 2018 DEA Medication Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28th. Our pharmacy was able to collect 372 pounds of expired, unused or unwanted medication. There were 6 pharmacy locations that collected for the DEA and the collective group was able to bring in 2539.5 pounds of expired, unused or unwanted medication. 

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet once or twice a year and disposing of drugs helps reduce prescription drug abuse. It also helps protect you and your family. You can help prevent prescription substance abuse by simply removing the opporunity for anyone that would be in your home to have access to your medicine cabinet. If you are no longer on a medication or it's expired, dispose of it in a permanent medication drop box location or bring it by a medication take back event. The DEA typically hosts such an event twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. 

Look for the DEA to provide another opportunity for medicine take back towards the end of September or October. Go to the DEA website for more information. https://takebackday.dea.gov

 

What Our Customers Say About Our Service:

"My family has been using Midtown Pharmacy (formerly The Medicine Shoppe) exclusively for our medications since 2004. We have been very happy with the service they provide. My husband, granddaughter and I all have issues that we take a lot of medications for. I always feel free to question Jeremy and his staff about drug interactions (or he brings them up to me) and side effects. All of the staff including Jeremy, the pharmacist, feels like family to us. They seem glad to see us when we come in. They call me by name and even know my voice on the telephone when I call in a refill. My insurance has recommended that we get our prescriptions by mail order, but I always tell them that I would never change because I feel that the staff at Midtown is always looking out for me and wants the best for us. When my husband was in the last stages of his life and could not get out of the car easily, Jeremy always came out and spoke to him and asked him how he was and just visited with him. My husband passed away in 2012 and Jeremy and one of his technicians even came to his funeral. To me, that is above and beyond a local pharmacy's care. I brag on them every chance I get and will continue to do so.