Hospitals participate in pill take-back day

COUNTY — Cannon Memorial and Baptist Easley Hospitals will be drop-off sites during the National Pill Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This is an opportunity for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Medicines left in cabinets of area homes are subject to misuse and abuse and even theft. The day’s service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The drugs will be disposed of safely without harm to the environment.

National Pill Take-Back Day is sponsored by the Pickens County Sherriff’s Office, the Easley Police Department, the Clemson Police Department, Steppin’ It Up Coalition, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Cannon Memorial Hospital, along with Baptist Easley.

Drop off your unwanted pills at either Baptist Easley or Cannon Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient entrances.