Fall medication clean out Oct. 10

The Texas Panhandle Poison Center, which is managed by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will host a medication cleanout from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 10) at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion, 3601 Fourth St.

This is the 67th event, which began in 2009. People can bring in medications for proper disposal. The program also provides disposal services for syringes or sharps.

The goal of the program is to prevent old medications poisoning to young children or being accessed by teens experimenting with drugs.

It is also to help reduce the risk of choosing the wrong bottle or taking medications that are no longer required.

Medication Cleanout uses a drive-thru, drop-off format that allows residents to dispose of their medications without leaving their cars. Medications should be left in their original containers and participants are asked to wear face coverings

Because of environmental restrictions, only household medications can be accepted. For information about the Medication Cleanout, call 806-414-9495 or visit www.MedicationCleanout.com.

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