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Project Rx: A River Remedy Announces Spring 2014 Collection Date

Posted March 3, 2014 in Articles

Community taskforce continues push for proper disposal of unused medicine

Greenville, S.C. (March 3, 2014) – Project Rx: A River Remedy will hold its eighth drug take-back event on April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., encouraging community members to properly dispose of unused medications.

Project Rx is a local collaboration of community organizations united to help keep our rivers and residents safe from unused medications. 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. 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.

Project Rx continues in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) providing multiple collection sites across the entire Upstate. Interested participants can visit the following Greenville drive-thru locations:

McAlister Square – 225. South Pleasantburg Drive
St. Francis Millennium near CU-ICAR – 2 Innovation Drive

More than 20 other drop-off sites will also be available throughout the 11-county DEA district. Full location details are continually updated at www.ariverremedy.org/locations/.

The Project Rx community taskforce is led by a community collaboration of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Technical College, and Renewable Water Resources.

To date the events have collected a combined total of 8,400 lbs. of unwanted medication which was properly disposed of through incineration by local law enforcement. For more information, visit the Project Rx website, www.aRiverRemedy.org or call 864-299-4000.