Community Interest

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis now offers an easy, free way to dispose of medications

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Lake Saint Louis, MO (April 14, 2021) –SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis recently installed a MedSafe disposal system in the South Entrance Lobby of their hospital to give the community a quick and easy way to dispose of unused or unwanted medications. The installation of this system was made possible through the Rx Cares for Missouri Medication Destruction and Disposal System, a program sponsored by the Missouri Board of Pharmacy.

Whether you are looking for a place to dispose of expired medications, have a child you want to keep medication away from, have leftover medication from a surgery, or need to safely dispose of any prescription or non-prescription medications, the MedSafe container is the perfect solution for you. 

“Having additional medications in your home that you do not use provides an opportunity for others in the community to misuse them. Whether that is accidental or purposeful, removing these medications from our medicine cabinets and thus our community helps create a safer environment for those around us,” Lauren Fagan, Administrative Director of Nursing Operations, said. 

You can access the MedSafe container in the South Entrance Lobby near the back of the hospital located at 100 Medical Plaza, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367. Disposing of prescription and non-prescription medications is free, anonymous, and there is no screening or check-in. You simply drop the medication into the secure collection bin and go on your way.