With the Pharmaceutical Takeback Program, you can now safely dispose of any unused medications at the St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s Campuses.

MVHS has installed receptacles at both Emergency Departments for people to drop off old medications.

Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted or unused medicines from their homes as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce the amount of drugs entering the environment.1

The drop offs are free, safe and completely confidential.

Acceptable Drugs

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription ointments
  • Vitamins
  • Prescription patches
  • Pet medications
  • Over-the-counter medications.

Unacceptable Drugs

  • Needles
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Thermometers
  • Lotions & liquids
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
1 U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 2019, Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know.