Bigfork Valley hosts Rx Disposal Day

3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 3/20/2017 5:04:10 PM CENTRAL
For more information, contact Angela Kleffman.

Bigfork Valley hosts Rx Disposal Day

Bigfork Valley Pharmacy hosted a prescription drug disposal day on Saturday, March 11 in collaboration with the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.  Community members were urged to bring their outdated or unused medication for free, anonymous  and safe disposal.

Eight pounds of medications were collected, which will be disposed of securely by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.

Disposing of medications promptly and correctly is important, explained Retail Pharmacy Director Heather Bibeau, PharmD.  Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are the leading cause of poisoning in all age groups, and while outdated medications may not harm you, they may not work as well and lead to antibiotic resistance and a more serious infection.

For more information, call the pharmacy at (218) 743-4444.