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DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health System recently expanded its medication take-back program to Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital in Coal Township and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital in Bloomsburg. Medication take-back boxes, located in the main lobby of each hospital, are now available for 24/7 use by patients, visitors and employees, to safely return unused or expired prescriptions. 

The goal of Geisinger’s medication take-back program is twofold: to decrease the abuse and unintentional overdose of prescription drugs by children and teenagers, and to decrease the potential negative impacts of medications on our environment. Geisinger currently has more than 20 take-back boxes installed throughout its footprint for the safe and eco-friendly disposal of unused and expired medications.  

The take-back boxes are easy to use and accept prescription and over-the-counter medications, including narcotics, in solid, liquid, patch, cream, ointment and spray form. Inhalers, needles, syringes and aerosols are not accepted. The box is securely locked and under 24/7 security surveillance. 

For more information about Geisinger’s take-back boxes, including locations, hours and frequently asked questions, visit Geisinger.org/takeback

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Medsafe medication take-back boxes offer patients a safe way to dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

For media inquiries:

Amber Depew
Corporate Communications
570-214-4860