Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 27 At Palm Bay Hospital
By SpaceCoastDaily.com // March 5, 2013
Health First, Palm Bay PD TEAM UP
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled this National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and Health First Palm Bay Hospital and the Palm Bay Police Department are joining teaming up host the drug take-back program that provides a safe and easy way to dispose of your unused or expired medications.
On Saturday, April 27, Health First Palm Bay Hospital will serve as the drop-off location for National Drug Take Back Day, and has made the process easy, providing a drive-through so you don’t even have to get out of your car.
Health First Palm Bay Hospital is locateed at 1425 Malabar Road NE, in Palm Bay (West Physician Office Building Entrance). The take-back will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It is important to safely dispose of all medications so that they don’t land in the wrong hands − namely children and teenagers – and this is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
Medications To Be Turned Over To United States Drug Enforcement Administration
National Drug Take Back will accept all non-prescription over-the-counter medications, prescription medications – and even pet medications for discard.
You can bring in pills, liquids, ointments and lotions. You can leave the medications in the original packaging container or put it in a sealable plastic bag. You can even combine medications in one bag. If you bring in a liquid medication, please put the bottle in a sealable plastic bag to avoid leakage. No IDs or signatures are required.
The drug take back cannot accept syringes, asthma inhalers, drugs in aerosol canisters, or chemotherapy drugs either in IV liquid or oral form. The medications will be turned over to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for discarding.
About Health First
Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system.
With a Mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plan products, the latest technological advances and quality care through our four hospitals and numerous Outpatient & Wellness Services, including four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy.
We offer Brevard’s only Trauma and Heart Centers, and the Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County with 246 employed physicians.