INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh pharmacies allowed shoppers to bring in their unused medicine for proper disposal last week.
Held in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Indiana Poison Center, Inmar, Rexam, IU Health, Statewide Medical Services and the Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care, the free "Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet" event ran Sat., March 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The goal was to educate shoppers that unused medicine should not be flushed down the toilet because it can contaminate the water supply.
"Think twice before flushing those old or unused prescriptions you have hanging out in your medicine cabinet," Marsh stated in promotional materials.
Marsh accepted pills, capsules and liquids. It did not allow controlled or illegal substances, aerosols, inhalers, Nitroglycerin or alcohol-containing products. Each medicine had to be in its original container with the official label intact.