Orange Park Medical Center is proud to partner with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Clay Action Coalition and the National Guard to host a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, October 28th from 10am - 2pm at the Orange Park Medical Center ER.
The event is designed to give families in the area a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of their unneeded or expired medications without having to flush them down the toilet, where they could end up in the water supply, or dispose of them in the trash, where they could end up in the wrong hands.
"Most pediatric overdoses are from the medication children find around the house. In some cases it only takes one pill to kill an infant or toddler.
It's also common for teens to experiment with drugs in their parent's medicine cabinet, which can lead to a misadventure or begin their use of drugs. Even when you do not think your teenager would experiment you have to remember that the internet is at their fingertips and they know what to look for," said Dr. Steven Goodfriend, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Orange Park Medical Center.
By offering people a way to dispose of their unwanted medications properly, we can all take part in the fight against prescription drug abuse.
The Orange Park Medical Center ER is located at 2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073.