MVHS starts pharmaceutical take-back program


UTICA – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has installed pharmaceutical drop-off receptacles at each of its three main campuses:

Faxton Campus – Urgent Care, 1676 Sunset Ave.

St. Elizabeth Campus – Emergency Department, 2209 Genesee St.

St. Luke’s – Campus
Emergency Department,
1656 Champlin Ave.

These receptacles will be monitored by security and cameras at all times.

The drop-offs are free, safe and completely confidential, the health system said in its announcement.

Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted or unused medicines from their homes as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance others could accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, the announcement said.

Removing such medications from the home also, to help reduce the amount of drugs from entering the environment, the announcement added.

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