(Anderson, S.C. – Oct. 15, 2018) − AnMed Health is teaming up with the City of Anderson Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide safe disposal of unused or expired medication. Shred-A-Way will also be on site to ensure secure disposal of unwanted documents.
The event takes place in two locations on Saturday, October 27, 2018; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collections sites are the AnMed Health North Campus, 2000 E. Greenville Street in the front parking lot across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market and the Anderson Mall, 3131 N. Main Street in the front parking lot beside the Lifeway Christian Store. Only pills will be accepted. Both sites will collect documents.
AnMed Health has received the Impact Award for its Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program from the Society for Healthcare Volunteer Leaders (SHVL). The award recognizes volunteer services programs that have made a positive impact on the healthcare organization or the local communities it serves.
AnMed Health surpassed last year's haul in the April 28, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and Shred Day. The total weight of pills collected was 150 pounds, 25 pounds more than in 2017.