Wilkes University

January

University Police Join the Safe Medication Disposal Program

The Wilkes University Police Department, in partnership with the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, joined the Safe Medication Disposal Program sponsored and funded through Rite Aid Pharmacy.

Harrison Ferro, a Wilkes pharmacy student, proposed our participation in this program. The University Police Department will oversee the collection and disposal of these medications.

The Safe Medical Disposal box is located in the lobby of the Wilkes University Police Department headquarters and may be accessed at any time, day or night.  Community members can dispose of prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, prescription and OTC tablets and capsules, and pet medicines. Personal information should be removed or marked out prior to disposal.

“Reducing drug accessibility is a key component in our efforts to address serious issues related to the health and well-being of our campus community,” said Chief Christopher Jagoe of the University Police Department. “National studies show young people are now more likely to abuse a prescription drug than an illegal street drug. Getting unused or expired medications out of your residence is a great first step in protecting yourself and family."


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