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Saturday, Oct. 23, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drop off unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at Lexington Medical Center and Prisma Health locations.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If you have bottles, containers, or patches of unused or expired medications, don't leave them lying around the house, get rid of them during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Lexington Medical Center will set up a drive-through site 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lexington Medical Park 3, 222 East Medical Lane in West Columbia. Disposal of unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications will be free and anonymous. Medication can be in pill, liquid in containers or in patch form. Needles will not be accepted.

Prisma Health Richland in Columbia will have a drive through collection station in front of 9 Richland Medical Park, at the corner of Harden Street Extension and Broad Street, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No syringes or sharps will be accepted.

Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter will have a collection station in front of the Medical Office Building 2 (MOB2) on Washington Street. Controlled and non-controlled pills, patches, powders, and liquids, as well as vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted. No syringes or sharps will be accepted.