Nebraska Medicine’s three outpatient pharmacies are pleased to offer a drop-off site for unneeded, unwanted, or expired medications. Any medication, including over the counter medication, controlled substances and those in liquid form, can be dropped into the box. It’s a service to our patients, colleagues, and students to provide a way to properly and safely dispose of medications.
Unused medications left in the house can be abused by family members creating an unnecessary risk. Medications not properly disposed of are often trashed or flushed, both having negative effects on the environment, animals, and people downstream.
The blue, steel, “Medsafe” lockboxes are easily accessible in the waiting areas of the Outpatient Pharmacy in the DOC, Bellevue and also at the University Health Center in Lincoln.
The service is offered every day during pharmacy business hours to employees, students, and patients.