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New Milford Hospital, Community Partners Sponsor Drug Take-Back Day!

Free Community Service Scheduled for April 27, at New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St.

In an effort to provide the greater New Milford community a safe, eco-friendly means to dispose of outdated prescriptions and old over-the-counter-medications, New Milford Hospital, in partnership with the New Milford/CTRIAD, the New Milford Police Department and the New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council are co-sponsoring a free community Drug Take-Back Day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will be held at New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm Street parking lot in New Milford, CT.

Guidelines for Medication Disposal

Area residents can bring unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in the original containers including: pills, capsules, tablets, topical creams, cough and cold products, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, metered dose inhalers, thyroid hormones and naproxen. The take-back is not able to accommodate syringes.

Promote An Eco-friendly Disposal And Eliminate Prescription Misuse

To prevent the misuse of an unused prescription for pain killers many flush them down the toilet affecting the local water supply. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free service for safe disposal and one that best protects our environment too.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

  • Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
  • The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
  • emergency medical and Level II trauma services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
  • a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

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Date posted - 04/11/2013