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Tenth Drug Takeback Event collects 1,810 pounds of Medication

Posted September 22, 2015 in Press Release

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Ashley Rhinehart
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Tenth Drug Takeback Event collects 1,810 pounds of Medication

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 22, 2015) – Project Rx: A River Remedy held its tenth drug take-back event on Saturday, September 19th for Upstate residents to properly dispose of their unused or unwanted medications.

Project Rx had seven sites in Greenville and collected 1,810 pounds of medications for proper disposal, making this the second largest Project Rx medication take-back event to date. The mission of Project Rx is to protect Upstate residents and local rivers from potential drug abuse or improper disposal. The Project Rx taskforce is led by community collaboration between Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), 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, and Upstate Forever. This ongoing partnership ensures that proper disposal will be a continual effort.

Supporting organizations include: The City of Greenville, Greenville Journal, The Greenville News, Greenville Water, Martin Printing, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Keep Greenville County Beautiful, Powdersville Water District and Whole Foods Market. These organizations support Project Rx 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.