Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Cordant Health is expanding its drug-take back program to health care providers and patients nationwide. The program provides a safe, convenient and legal disposal of unused prescribed pain medications to help prevent two leading causes of prescription drug deaths: medication theft from the home and improper drug sharing.
This drug take-back program allows patients to place their unused drugs in the nondescript take-back envelopes (with a prepaid mailing label) and deposit them in any U.S. Postal Service mailbox. The program is compliant with the requirements of the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act. The program is available to all health care organizations in Washington State. Click here to read more on Cordant’s website about the drug take-back program. (Beth Zborowski)