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It is important to safely dispose of all medications, so that they don't land in the wrong hands - namely children and teenagers.
Health First Palm Bay Hospital and the Palm Bay Police Department are joining together to host a drug take back program that provides a safe and easy way to dispose of your unused or expired medications.
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health First Palm Bay Hospital will serve as the drop-off location for National Drug Take Back Day. Health First Palm Bay Hospital has made the process easy, providing a drive-through, so you don't even have to get out of your car.
The National Drug Take Back will accept all non-prescription over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and even pet medications for discard.
You can bring in pills, liquids, ointments and lotions. You can leave the medications in the original packaging container or put it in a sealable plastic bag. You can even combine medications in one bag. If you bring in a liquid medication, please put the bottle in a sealable plastic bag to avoid leakage. No IDs or signatures are required.
The drug take back cannot accept syringes, asthma inhalers, drugs in aerosol canisters, or chemotherapy drugs either in IV liquid or oral form. The medications will be turned over to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for discarding.
Health First Palm Bay Hospital is at 1425 Malabar Road N.E., West Physician Office Building Entrance, Palm Bay.