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10 Gallon TakeAway Environmental Return System 17100
he 10-Gallon TakeAway Environmental Return System is a large capacity system for treatment of unused patient medications at participating pharmacies, assisted living facilities, and other community return program facilities. EXCLUDES CONTROLLED PRESCRIPTIONS (DRUGS). More Information Item #17100 Retail pharmacy customers in the following states should check with their State Board of Pharmacy regarding the use of The TakeAway Environmental Return System "BOXES ONLY": -Alabama (AL) -Delaware (DE) -Georgia (GA) -Idaho (ID) -Minnesota (MN) -Missouri (MO) -Ohio (OH) -Pennsylvania (PA) -Tennessee (TN)
TakeAway Environmental Return Systems NCPA (2:31 Minutes)
Speaker 1: Every year approximately 4 billion prescriptions outside the hospital setting are dispensed in the US. And it's estimated up to 40% of these medications are never taken resulting in hundreds of millions of pounds of pharmaceutical waste. Leaving prescription and over-the-counter medications in cabinets or drawers at home can also result in an accidental overdose or poisoning. If flushed down the sink or toilet, our drinking water can become contaminated. This is because pharmaceuticals like antibiotics, steroids and others can't currently be removed by most water treatment facilities. The Sharps Compliance TakeAway Environmental Return Systems provides a safe, simple way to dispose of unwanted medications. And in partnership with the National Community Pharmacist Association representing America's 23,000 independent community pharmacy owners, the TakeAway Environmental Return Systems is available in many independent community pharmacies nationwide.
David DeVido: We're proud to help our patients safely dispose of unused medications in environmentally, friendly way by making the Sharps Compliance TakeAway System available. Over 1100 independent community pharmacies like ours across the country are making it easy for patients to safely dispose of their unused medications. They simply bring them into a participating pharmacy and we place them into the TakeAway drop-off box. Our patients can get a postage prepaid TakeAway envelope when they pick-up their prescriptions. It's so easy. They just fill with their unused medications and mail it back from home.
Speaker 1: TakeAway Environmental Return Systems are never opened. They are processed at the Sharps Treatment Facility by licensed Law Enforcement ensuring safety and compliance. The Sharps Compliance TakeAway Systems has provided the best way to dispose of unused medications while protecting the environment, avoiding accidental usage and keeping our drinking water clean.
Jan Harris: The Sharps TakeAway Environmental Return Solutions effectively address the health and ecological problems that improper disposal can cause. They also provide an opportunity for improved patient care by facilitating improved interaction between pharmacists and their patients.
Speaker 1: Ask your community pharmacist about the Sharps TakeAway family of products. For more information please call 800-772-5657 or visit sharpsinc.com or disposemymeds.org for participating pharmacy in your area.
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