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Project Rx: A River Remedy Offers Free Medication Disposal

Posted April 14, 2014 in Articles

Bring Your Expired Medications to Project Rx on April 26th

Greenville, S.C. (April 14, 2014) – Project Rx: A River Remedy will hold its eighth bi-annual drug takeback event on Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Upstate community members to properly dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.

In partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Project Rx continues to provide multiple collection sites across the Upstate. Full location details are continually updated at www.ariverremedy.org. Participants can visit the Greenville Project Rx drive-thru locations:

McAlister Square – 225 South Pleasantburg Drive
ST. FRANCIS millennium – 2 Innovation Drive

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 community taskforce is led by community collaboration among Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Carolinas Institute for Community Policing, Greenville County Medical Society, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership, and Renewable Water Resources (ReWa).

Supporting organizations include Greenville Journal, The Greenville News, Greenville Technical College, Greenville Water, Martin Printing, Presbyterian College, Upstate Forever, Keep Greenville County Beautiful, Powdersville Water and Whole Foods Market. These organizations support the Project Rx event with financial contributions and in-kind services. For more information, visit the Project Rx website- www.aRiverRemedy.org, Facebook page- www.facebook.com/ariverremedy or call 864-467- 4099.

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.