Valley Regional Medical Center To Take Part In National Drug Take-Back Day

Retiree Donna Weiner shows some of the daily prescription medications that she needs and pays over $6,000 a year through a Medicare prescription drug plan at her home, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Longwood, Fla. Weiner supports giving Medicare authority to negotiate drug prices. Negotiating Medicare drug prices is the linchpin of President Joe Biden's ambitious health care agenda. Not only would consumers see lower costs, but savings would be plowed into other priorities such as dental coverage for retirees and lower premiums for people with plans under the Obama-era health law. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Valley Regional Medical Center is encouraging anyone with unused or expired opioid prescriptions to dispose of the medication safely this weekend.  The medical center is holding its second-annual Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back Day on Saturday.  Anyone with medication needing safe disposal can drop it off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the campus on East Alton Gloor Boulevard in Brownsville.  The medical center’s event is being held on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a nationwide prescription drug disposal effort sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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