Thank you to everyone who joined us for our “Drug Take Back” day on Friday, April 24, 2020. This event was a collaborative community effort with the Chatham County Sheriff’s department and the non-profit Safest Drug organization. We were so excited to team up with these two groups to give customers and others in the community a way to turn in over-the-counter and prescription items that they did not want in their homes.
We would also like to thank Chatham Journal Newspaper for their awesome write-up on the event that you can read here.
Safety Is Our Number One Priority
We had customers place their unwanted or expired prescription or over-the-counter medicines in bags before dropping them off at our drive-thru window. After 4 p.m. that day, a deputy from the Chatham County Sheriff’s department picked up the boxes of medicine to dispose of them properly.
Getting rid of your unwanted medication this way is safer for the environment. It’s one of the safest and most responsible ways to do it.
We hope to be able to do this kind of drug take back event on a quarterly basis.
About Safest Drug
Safest Drug is a non-profit organization that supports community-wide efforts, like the 501 Pharmacy Take Back effort, to ensure pharmaceutical drug waste is properly disposed. They believe that keeping unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication out of home environments can save lives.