Toss Old, Unused PrescriptionsDuring Drug Take Back Week

Toss Old, Unused Prescriptions

During Drug Take Back Week

COOPERSTOWN – Bassett Healthcare Network is encouraging people to get rid of unused prescriptions at its three pharmacies during Drug Take Back Week, April 22-27.

The disposal kiosks are available at Bassett, Foxcare and O’Connor pharmacies to help people avoid prescription misuse and help stem addictions tied to over-the-counter or controlled medication.

Plus, it keeps the drugs out of waterways and landfills, where they end up if flushed or thrown out in the trash, Bassett said in a press release issued today.

In 2018, Bassett established a drop-off pilot program at its pharmacies, and collected more than 1,800 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription medication.

These are Bassett’s take-back locations:

• Bassett Medical Center, One Atwell Road, Cooperstown,  547-6681.  Kiosk near outpatient pharmacy in clinic lobby, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

• O’Connor Hospital, 460 Andes Road, Delhi, 746-0337.  Kiosk in outpatient pharmacy waiting area, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

• FoxCare Pharmacy, 1 FoxCare Drive, Suite 215, Oneonta, 431-5959.  Kiosk in outpatient pharmacy waiting area, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

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