Health First Palm Bay Hospital Hosting Operation Medicine Cabinet

By  //  September 12, 2012

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Operation Medicine Cabinet

In conjunction with National Drug Take Back Day

September 29, 2012
10 am to 2 pm
Health First Palm Bay Hospital
1425 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay
(West Physician Office Building Entrance)

PALM BAY, FL – It is important to safely dispose of all medications so that they don’t land in the wrong hands – namely children and teenagers. Health First Palm Bay Hospital and the Palm Bay Police Department are joining together to provide a safe and easy way to dispose of your unused or expired medications.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, Health First Palm Bay Hospital will serve as the drop-off location for Operation Medicine Cabinet. Health First Palm Bay Hospital has made the process easy, providing a drive-through so you don’t even have to get out of your car.

Operation Medicine Cabinet 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.

Operation Medicine Cabinet 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.

For more information on the program, please call 321-434-4335.

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 the latest technological advances and quality care at our four hospitals and through our many Outpatient & Wellness Services, as well as the area’s only Trauma and Heart Centers. Health First also offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plans, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County, and four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy.