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New Milford Hospital, Community Partners Sponsor Drug Take Back Day

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - New Milford, CT

In an effort to provide the greater New Milford community a safe, eco-friendly means to dispose of outdated prescriptions and old over-the-counter-medications, New Milford Hospital, in partnership with the New Milford/CTRIAD, the New Milford Police Department and the New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council are co-sponsoring a free community Drug Take-Back Day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 9am-12:00 noon and will be held at the Western Connecticut Health Network Laboratory Patient Service Center at 120 Park Lane in New Milford, CT.

Guidelines For Medication Disposal

Area residents can bring unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in the original containers including: pills, capsules, tablets, topical creams, cough and cold products, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, metered dose inhalers, thyroid hormones and naproxen. The take-back is not able to accommodate syringes.

Promote An Eco-friendly Disposal And Eliminate Prescription Misuse

To prevent the misuse of an unused prescription for pain killers many flush them down the toilet affecting the local water supply. Or to address a bad headache, the product some reach for may have passed its expiration date potentially doing more harm than good. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free service for safe disposal and one that best protects our environment too.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premiere, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women’s health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.

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