Natchitoches Regional Medical Center has added its name to the list of locations for safe medication disposal. Located at 501 Keyser Avenue, at the front entrance of the hospital, medication can be placed in the green box by Patient Access.
“With a goal of promoting medication safety throughout the community, NRMC is excited to receive authorized collector status from the DEA. Obtaining this status allows us to offer a drug take back receptacle for our community. We hope that offering a safe location to drop off unwanted medications will help avoid accidental misuse, medications ending up in the wrong hands, overdoses, taking less potent expired medications, and other risks surrounding medications,” Kassie Williams, NRMC Director of Pharmacy.
51% of misused prescription pain relievers are given, bought, or taken from a friend or relative. Medicine take back options are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and non-prescription medicines.
How it works: Identify your unwanted, unused, or expired medication and remove all personal information from the packaging. Bring the medication to the medication disposal box and drop it in. The medication will then safely be destroyed.
The Natchitoches Parish Courthouse is also a safe medication disposal site.