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.