SMARxT DISPOSAL - Prescription Disposal (Saturday, August 7th - Columbus, OH)

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SMARxT DISPOSAL:  A Prescription for a Healthy Planet

This campaign provides instructions on how to safely dispose of prescription medication in order to protect the environment and prevent prescription drug abuse. Campaign resources include fact sheets, bookmarks, magnets, and PowerPoint presentations related to the subject.

In Columbus, OH you can attend your local medication collection day:  Saturday, August 7th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Riverside Methodist Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Doctor's Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital
Dublin Methodist Hospital
Westerville Medical Campus


SMARXT DISPOSAL is a public awareness campaign that targets medication consumers to providing guidance on proper disposal of unused and or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

SMARXT DISPOSAL also raises awareness about the potential environmental impacts from improperly disposed medications. This national campaign unites diverse interests from the health care profession, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and conservation community and encourages each to use their unique strengths and diverse communication networks to communicate with medication consumers.

How do pharmaceutical ingredients get into the environment?

Pharmaceuticals detected in surface waters come primarily from patient use. Small amounts of medicines pass through the human body without being metabolized completely and make their way to surface waters through the municipal wastewater treatment system. In addition, people in the past have flushed unused or expired medications, or poured them down the drain.

You can read more about this program on their website:  SMARxT DISPOSAL

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