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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.


Marsh Pharmacies issues call to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

Each fall Marsh Pharmacies and their partners provide Indiana communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of expired and unused medications. This year is no exception.

Do you have old and leftover medicine? Not sure what to do with it? Don't flush it down the toilet or sink. Marsh Pharmacy along with its partners at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Indiana Poison Center, Inmar, Rexam, IU Health and Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care know that our groundwater, lakes and streams need to be protected as well as our homes from accidental poisonings.

Marsh Pharmacies will be collecting and qualifying unwanted medications for FREE disposal.

Friday, September 21st, 9am – 7pm
Saturday, September 22nd, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, September 23rd, 11am – 5pm
Monday, September 24th, 9am – 7pm

at all Marsh Pharmacy locations

What kinds of medicine can I bring?

  • Pills, capsules and liquids (no aerosols, inhalers, Nitroglycerin or alcohol containing products).
  • Medicine must be in original container with original label intact.
  • Medicines that have the words ''toxic'', ''corrosive", ''reactive'', ''ignitable'', ''flammable'' or ''poison'' will not be accepted.
  • Only one type of medication can be in a single container, no mixtures.
  • No pill organizers will be accepted.
  • No controlled or illegal substances (check with your regular pharmacist if you're not sure whether a medicine is controlled).

This program is for individuals only. Nothing will be accepted from health centers, clinics, doctor's offices or other organizations. Pharmacist's decision to accept or reject any medication or container is final.

For more information, call 317-594-2408.

Medications that cannot be returned at the Marsh Pharmacies collection event can be accepted at the National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, September 29th. Click here to find the location nearest you.

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:15PM on 9/13/2012
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