Decatur County patients can now safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a medication disposal box located across from the pharmacy at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

Medication drop-off boxes allow people to dispose of unused prescriptions without the risk of them being used or abused by someone for whom they were not prescribed. It also is a more environmentally safe option for disposal rather than flushing or throwing away drugs that can interfere with drinking water or cause other environmental issues.

The receptacle’s one-way drop door is open to accept deposits every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about proper medication disposal, please call the DCMH Pharmacy at 812-663-1250.