Health Sciences Center hosting medication cleanout event Saturday

Health Sciences Center hosting medication cleanout event Saturday

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy’s Texas Panhandle Poison Center, the Lubbock County VOICES Coalition and the Texas Tech University Police Department is hosting a medication cleanout on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lubbock and surrounding area residents are encouraged to go through their medicine cabinets and bring any unused, expired, or unnecessary medications or sharps to the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion for proper disposal.

Jeanie Jaramillo-Stametz, director of the Texas Panhandle Poison Center, said by not disposing of medications properly, people may be contaminating the environment, harming aquatic creatures and polluting drinking and ground water.

“Also, the abuse of prescription medications continues to be an epidemic in the U.S., the medication cleanout is a proactive approach to safeguard our communities by providing a free and convenient way for people to dispose of these medications in a legal, environmentally sound and convenient manner,” said Jaramillo-Stametz.

For more information about the medication cleanout, call (806) 414-9495 or visit www.MedicationCleanout.com.

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