(February 24, 2021) –Mid-Columbia Medical Center has teamed up with
MED-Project to offer local residents a safe, easy and free way to dispose
of expired or unwanted medication. Through this new program, unused medications
can be dropped off at a kiosk located at the entrance of the MCMC Emergency
“Getting rid of leftover medication can help prevent misuse, theft
and abuse,” said Amanda Cummings, PharmD, pharmacy director at MCMC.
“We urge all residents to use this safe program to dispose of medication
they no longer need and help keep our communities healthy.”
There are three simple steps to disposing medication through the take-back
program at MCMC:
- Leave the medication in its original container, vial, or bottle.
- Cross out or remove any personal identifying information from the medication
- Place medication container in kiosk using the lever at the top to open the bin.
Non-acceptable items include: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care
products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers,
sharps, illicit drugs, pesticides, animal products/animal medicines, and
Founded in 1901, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is a nationally recognized
hospital dedicated to serving residents of The Dalles and its surrounding
communities. In 1992, MCMC became the first hospital in the nation to
integrate the Planetree philosophy of patient care, which emphasizes the
need to address a person’s intellectual, environmental, emotional
and spiritual concerns in addition to their physical needs. For more information