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Dispose of Unwanted, Unused Medications

OSWEGO, NY – Farnham Family Services and the Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County, working through a grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, have helped to provided Oswego residents with a safe and anonymous way to dispose of their unused and unwanted medications and to keep them out of the hands of children and out of our water supply.

Pictured from left: Marvin Burdick – Exelon, Penny Morley – Farnham Family Services, Robin Burdick – Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County Coordinator, Oswego City Mayor William Barlow Jr., Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire, Teresa Woolson - Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County member, and Nicholas Millard – Exelon.  Not pictured; Dan Pelletier – Exelon.
Pictured from left: Marvin Burdick – Exelon, Penny Morley – Farnham Family Services, Robin Burdick – Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County Coordinator, Oswego City Mayor William Barlow Jr., Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire, Teresa Woolson – Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County member, and Nicholas Millard – Exelon. Not pictured; Dan Pelletier – Exelon.

A secure medication drop box will be located in the lobby of the Oswego City Police Department and allow for 24 hour access.

Support services for locating the equipment was provided from Exelon Corporation.

The items that can be disposed of are:
•    Prescriptions
•    Prescription patches
•    Prescription medications
•    Prescription ointments
•    Over-the-counter medications
•    Vitamins
•    Samples
•    Medication for pets

Due to safety concerns, there are some items we cannot accept:
•    Thermometers
•    Needles or sharps
•    Hydrogen peroxide
•    Inhalers
•    Aerosol cans
•    Over-the-counter ointments, lotions, or liquids
•    Medications from businesses or clinics

“It was a pleasure to join with Farnham Family Services to help bring this important resource to the residents of the city of Oswego. One thing we can all do to protect our environment and discourage prescription drug abuse is to properly dispose of unused and outdated medications. I look forward to continuing to partner with Farnham Family Services and the Shineman Foundation as we continue our aggressive efforts to strengthen our community and stop drug abuse. The work these organizations do in the City of Oswego is vital and I am proud to support them,” said Mayor Billy Barlow.