News release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 2/13/2018 1:37:05 PM EASTERN
For more information, contact Laura Shea.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Offers Free Medication Disposal: Drug Take-Back Program Launches at Five New York Hospitals

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is one of five New York hospitals now collecting unused pharmaceuticals from the public free of charge through July 2018. Designed and implemented by the Product Stewardship Institute and the New York Product Stewardship Council (NYPSC), this pilot drug take-back program offers residents in Delaware, Monroe, Otsego, and St. Lawrence counties convenient locations to dispose of medications. This is one part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce the public health and environmental impacts of unused drugs.  Greg Guimond, RPh., director of pharmacy at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center stated, “Our hospital is proud to provide this new service to help our patients protect their loved ones.” The kiosk is located off the Main Lobby near the emergency department entrance.  For more information about the new service visit our Facebook page or call 315-393-3600.  Your tomorrow is worth defending.

Shown in the photo with the new medication disposal kiosk is Guimond.