Reinbeck pharmacy offers free medication disposal

In an effort to promote safety and fight prescription drug abuse, the Reinbeck Pharmacy is now offering free drug take back on all medications.

 

During normal business hours, community members may bring expired or unused medications into the pharmacy and place them in the blue MedSafe box for disposal.

 

The MedSafe box, which was set up on August 17th, helps the community safely dispose of medication.

By returning them to the pharmacy, the pills will not be put back into our water system the way they would if the medications were flushed down the toilet or thrown in the garbage,” said Val Bovy, who owns the Reinbeck Pharmacy with her husband Brent. “There is also not the risk of someone finding them in the garbage or landfill. Our box is secure and locked, and all medications are sent away to a facility approved by the DEA for destruction.”

 

Bovy said you don’t have to be a customer, and the medications do not need to come from the Reinbeck Pharmacy. Anyone can drop off medications during business hours on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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