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Disposing of unused medications

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
This week’s flashback Friday is a reminder of one way to keep Airmen and families safe at home.

On Oct. 21, 2016, Team Shaw members hosted Drug Take-Back Day at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., providing drop-off stations across base. Individuals could dispose of expired or unused medications which could be misused by adults or accidentally consumed by children.

The Drug Enforcement Administration properly disposed of items placed in the box, preventing them from being flushed down the toilet and possibly contaminating the local water supply.

A drop box is still available for individuals to dispose of medications in front of the 20th Medical Group satellite pharmacy near the Shaw Base Exchange main entrance.