MMC is installing a MedSafe Drug Disposal unit outside MMC’s retail pharmacy on the ground floor of the East Tower to provide a safe, secure, anonymous and environmentally friendly way for colleagues and patients to dispose of expired or otherwise unwanted medications. Secure disposal systems like these have been shown to help prevent the abuse of prescription medication by getting these drugs out of people’s homes.
The boxes operate similarly to the mailboxes you might find outside the post office, with a secure drop slot where people can place their medications. The MedSafe units are not for liquids, sharps or illegal drugs, including marijuana. There is a sharps container located next to the MedSafe units.