New Places to Dispose of Medication
Press release from Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services:
Cloney’s pharmacies have set up two medication disposal bins, one at one of its Eureka locations, and one at its McKinleyville location.
There will be a ribbon cutting at the Eureka location, 2515 Harrison Ave. at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, March 28.
The bins will accept all medications, prescription and non-prescription, including controlled substances such as opioid painkillers. Humboldt County has a high rate of prescription medication overdose deaths, and these bins will help reduce the number of dangerous medications in the community.
“We are excited to have our first two bins in Humboldt that will accept narcotic medications,” said ASAP member Christy Fausone. “This is a great opportunity for community members to easily dispose of their unused prescriptions safely.”
For more information about safe medication disposal, visithumboldtgov.org/2151/Prescription-Drug-Safety.