Prescription Take Back
Protect the environment, your community and your family with proper prescription
Curry's Family Pharmacy has partnered with TakeAway, a program of the National Community
Pharmacy Association (NCPA), that facilitates the safe disposal of medication. Most
medication disposal practices compromise the integrity of water supplies. Unused
and expired medications often go untamed in home medicine cabinets, giving access
to teenagers, elderly, children or pets to misuse them.
The prescription drug disposal program, TakeAway, aims to reduce the occurrences
of pollution and abuse by providing a safe, simple way to properly dispose of unwanted
and expired medications.
How Take Back Works
Curry's staff will dispose of the returned medication in a specially designed TakeAway
waste container, designed to safely store discarded pharmaceutical products, along
with their packaging. Once filled, the TakeAway container is sealed and shipped
to a medication disposal facility, where the contents are incinerated. This ensures
unused and expired pharmaceuticals do not enter the water supply. In addition, the
incineration facility used by the TakeAway program employs a waste-to-energy incineration
process—meaning the energy produced by incineration is harnessed into electricity.
- Products in their original prescription packaging
- Pills, tablets and capsules
- Creams, ointments, lotions and powders
- Inhalers and nebulizer solutions
- Liquid medicines 4 oz or less
Do Not Bring
- Controlled substances (ie: Adderall, Vicodin, Demerol, Hydrocodone, MS Contin, etc.)
- Sharps (ie: syringes, lancets, etc.)
- Liquid medicines larger than 4 oz
- Home based care or durable medical equipment (ie: rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide)
Bring your unused or expired medication to Curry's Family Pharmacy for
safe disposal. Product must be in the original packaging to protect it during transit. This is also a requirement of the transporter.