Truman VA to Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Event

April 13, 2023

Truman VA to Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Who: Veterans, their families, and other stakeholders to include congressional staff, Veteran Service Organizations, Truman VA staff, and the public

What: As part of a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital will hold a prescription medicine take back event. The event provides an opportunity for the public to safely remove expired, unused, and unwanted pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from their homes for proper disposal. Items that will not be accepted include needles, intravenous (IV) solutions, injectables, and/or syringes due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Additionally, no inhalers or other compressed air cylinders will be accepted.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2023

Where: First floor of Truman VA’s patient and visitor parking garage, near the elevators, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Missouri

Why: Collecting unused medications through take back events provides a safe and convenient way to responsibly dispose of prescription drugs.