Vilonia Family Pharmacy is participating in Dispose My Meds, which is a program that strives to properly dispose of unwanted medications. Any pharmaceutical can be accepted except for controlled substances, syringes, thermometers and liquids over 4 ounces. All medications will be sent to a facililty in Texas that has been in use for 15 years and is monitored and permitted to handle pharmaceutical waste in a responsible and environmentally sound manner. It is estimated that 250 million pounds of unused medications are improperly disposed of each year, with the following results:
Prescription Medication Abuse-The Partnership at Drugfree.org reports that every day there are 2, 500 teenagers using a prescription medication to get high for the first time and with the exception of marijuana, teens are abusing prescription medications more than any illicit drug.