Health First Drop-off Sites Offer Easy Rx Disposal
Drug Take Back Day Helps Residents Safely Dispose of Unused Expired Prescription Medications
If you've got a medicine cabinet full of expired and unneeded prescriptions, now's your chance to safely dispose of them.
On Saturday, April 27, Health First is partnering again with the Cocoa Beach Police Department, the Palm Bay Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office to provide an opportunity for the public to properly discard of prescription drugs. Spearheaded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the annual event - National Drug Take Back Day - also aims to educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be drop-off locations at Health First's three community hospitals:
Health First's Cape Canaveral Hospital (Medical Office entrance), 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach
Health First's Palm Bay Hospital (Physician Office entrance), 1425 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay
Health First's Viera Hospital (hospital main entrance), 8745 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne
Health First will accept pills, liquids, ointments and lotions. Medications may be kept in the original packaging, container or placed in a sealed plastic bag. No IDs or signatures are required.
Please note that drop-off sites cannot accept syringes, asthma inhalers, drugs in aerosol canisters or chemotherapy drugs, either in IV liquid or oral form. All medications will be turned over to the DEA for discarding.