FORT BRAGG, NC. — Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) are coming together on Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist Fort Bragg residents with the proper disposal of prescription drugs during this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

An information table will be available outside of the WAMC emergency department to provide information and resources to help with the anonymous disposal of medication and discuss medication safety.

“We want your meds, bring your meds to us, open your drawers and if you see medication that you are no longer using, we have resources on how you can properly dispose of them and keep your family, friends, and pets safe,” said Capt. Ogechukwu Erinne, pharmacy resident, WAMC Pharmacy.

Saving medication after the doctor says stop after health improvement or change in medication therapy is highly discouraged.
“Medications expire, health situations change over time and should be re-evaluated by their provider,” said Katrina Kilmartin-Baucom, prevention coordinator, ASAP. “New medications become available each year and could be potentially more effective than the ones that are being saved for future possible use.”