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Medication drop off program offered for Saint John area residents

(SAINT JOHN) May 6, 2013 - The St. Joseph's Community Health Centre is partnering with the Saint John Police Force, the New Brunswick Pharmacists' Association, Costco and various other community organizations to provide residents with a safe, simple and anonymous means of discarding their unwanted and unused medications.

A medication drop off will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the following locations:

ONE Change - 223 Victoria Street (North)
Market Place Wellness Centre  - 120 Market Place (West)
PACT - 200 Ludlow Street
Costco Pharmacy - 300 Retail Drive (East)
P.U.L.S.E. - 251 Wentworth Street (South)

Locations are equipped to handle prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, liquid medications, sprays, ointments, patches, lotions and pet medications.

The medication drop off program enables the proper disposal of medications to prevent accidental poisoning and overdoses, prescription drug abuse and to help decrease the environmental issues caused by the improper disposal of medications. It also serves to decrease theft and break-ins and keep medications off the streets.

The medication drop off is free of charge. All medications and the personal information on the containers will be properly disposed of by authorized personnel.

To obtain additional information about this program, please call 506-632-5537. 

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For more information contact:

Lisa Caissie
Manager, Media Relations
1-877-499-1899
Media@HorizonNB.ca
www.HorizonNB.ca

Horizon Health Network is the largest health-care organization in Atlantic Canada, operating 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices providing medical services ranging from acute care to community based health services to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. With 1,000 physicians, an annual budget exceeding $1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Horizon Health Network's strategic vision focuses on research, innovation and education.

 

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