Lake Regional Pharmacy – Osage Beach now has a medication drop-off box to provide a safe place for anyone to discard unused medications.
“Unused medications are a hazard,” said Stacie Ling, manager of Lake Regional’s retail pharmacies. “Thrown in the trash or left in cabinets, they can get into the wrong hands and be abused. To help protect our community from this threat, Lake Regional Pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the area to offer a medication drop-off box.”
Accepted items include:
- Prescription medications (controlled and non-controlled but no marijuana)
- Over-the-counter medications
- Liquids, pills, tablets and capsules
The receptacle is not to be used for:
- Batteries and medical devices
- Inhalers/aerosol cans
- Mercury-containing devices
- Liquid antineoplastic agents
Anyone can come into Lake Regional Pharmacy – Osage Beach during business hours to drop medications into the box.
“We hope people will remember our drop-off box when they have any unused medications in their cabinets — perhaps after a prescription change or after a surgery when they didn’t have to use all of the pain medication provided,” Ling said. “It’s a safe way to deal with a potential danger.”
Other local drop-off options include local sheriff departments and some police departments.
Lake Regional Pharmacy has five retail locations throughout the lake area: Camdenton, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Laurie and Osage Beach. Each location offers free prescription delivery to surrounding areas; online refills; Sync Your Refills; and phone and text reminders. In addition, all Lake Regional pharmacists are certified to administer vaccinations. Learn more at lakeregional.com/pharmacy.