Sinks Pharmacy introduces new prescription medication disposal method
Sinks Pharmacy is partnering with Sharps Compliance, Inc. to combat prescription drug abuse by providing options to safely dispose of opioid painkillers and other unused medications. MedSafe® drug collection and disposal receptacle is now located in the pharmacy for the safe and anonymous disposal of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances.
"Most Americans recognize that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem and one that flourishes in all communities," according to Todd Kurzenberger, Sales and Marketing Manager for Sinks Pharmacy.
“We often receive questions from our customers asking how they can safely get rid of their unused medications,” Kurzenberger said. “We’re happy to be able to give back to our community and customers by providing a safe solution to getting unused medications out of their homes and harm’s way.”
Customers can bring in their unused pills to Sinks Pharmacy and drop them into a Sharps Compliance MedSafe, which is a specially designed receptacle for the safe, cost-effective, and convenient way to dispose of potentially dangerous drugs.
“Safe disposal of prescription medication is a vital strategy for preventing prescription drug abuse and keeping the water supply safe,” said David P. Tusa, president and chief executive officer Sharps Compliance, Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with pharmacies and healthcare organizations to provide a convenient method to dispose of unwanted medications.”
The MedSafe receptacles are securely installed and can only be accessed and emptied by two pharmacy employees as required by the DEA guidelines. MedSafe receptacles are located in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals and clinics with onsite pharmacies, law enforcement, government agencies and narcotic treatment facilities.
Sinks Pharmacy is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and is closed on Sunday.
Sinks Pharmacy has two locations in Rolla at 1100 S. Bishop Ave., Suite B, and 1375 E. 10th St., Suite B.