Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
Drug Take-Back, Simple and Fast
On Saturday, November 6, Truman VA joined the community-wide Prescription Drug Take-Back event in collaboration with the Youth Community Coalition, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies. The VA site took in 8,272.5 unwanted items which include pills, tablets, inhalers, vials, creams and a few other odd items—a broken pencil and a tooth. Regardless of the type of item, the process was simple:
1. Clean out your medicine cabinet
2. Drive to Truman VA
3. Sign a voluntary release form
4. Leave your meds
Most visitors arrived with a bag of unwanted medications for disposal, but each person was in and out in less than five minutes. Seven other area take-back sites included: Hickman High School and Rock Bridge High School of Columbia, Centralia Community Room, Hallsville Intermediate School, Harrisburg High School, Southern Boone County High School in Ashland and Sturgeon Middle School.