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UI Health Care - River Crossing Pharmacy Joins Medication Disposal Program

The "TakeAway" program allows patients to turn in unused medications, both prescription and over-the-counter‚ so they may be disposed of properly. Most private disposal methods compromise the integrity of a community's water supply, while leaving unused medication in the home creates a higher risk for abuse or misuse.

The "TakeAway" pharmacies collect the unused medications in a specially designed waste bin and ship them to a medication disposal facility.

The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City is also participating in the program.

How You Can Help

For details on how to properly dispose of unused medication using the "TakeAway" program, visit the program's website at http://www.iarx.org/takeaway/.

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