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Oconee Medical to host Project Rx

Posted July 21, 2015 in Press Release

News Release

Contact:
Ashley Rhinehart
864-299-4000 x283

Oconee Medical to host Project Rx

Greenville, S.C.  – This fall, Oconee County residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted medications safely by dropping them off at Oconee Medical Campus during the county’s first Project Rx drug take-back event.

The drug take-back event will be held on September 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oconee Medical Campus- 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca

The collection sites offer free and anonymous acceptance of unwanted or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, and veterinary medications from households only. Sharps or syringes will not be accepted. Participants should leave the name of the drug visible on medication labels and use a black permanent marker to eliminate any personal information.

The Project Rx taskforce is led by a community collaboration of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Carolinas Institute for Community Policing, Greenville County Medical Society, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Health System, Greenville Technical College, Renewable Water Resources, and Upstate Forever.

Supporting organizations include Keep Greenville County Beautiful, The Greenville News, Greenville Journal, Martin Printing, and Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy.

Project Rx launched in November 2010. The nine events held to date have collected a combined total of 10,866 lbs. of unwanted medication, approximately the weight of nearly four compact cars. With the support of local law enforcement, the medication collected is properly disposed of through incineration.

For more information, visit the Project Rx website at www.aRiverRemedy.org or call 864-299-4000.

Project Rx: A River Remedy

Project Rx: A River Remedy is a local collaboration of community organizations united to help keep our rivers and residents safe from unused medications. Founded in 2010, Project Rx pulls together multiple community resources to hold take-back events semi-annually. As a safe alternative to flushing unwanted medications down the drain, or leaving them at home within the reach of the wrong hands, this program allows Upstate residents to bring prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements for a free and safe disposal, the perfect remedy for our community.

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)  

ReWa’s goal is to promote a cleaner environment, and to protect the public health and water quality of the Upstate waterways, while providing and developing the necessary sewer infrastructure for the growing economy. ReWa serves more than 400,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers in Greenville County and parts of Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens and Laurens Counties.