ROCKFORD (WREX) — You now have a new way to get rid of your used or expired medications here in Rockford.
The Pharmacy Department at SwedishAmerican Hospital just installed a take-back kiosk. The receptacle is permanent, so you can come in during normal business hours to drop off your medications. The medications are then given to another company to be incinerated.
"There are only a few locations around Rockford that have this program available," Lisa Dyer, SwedishAmerican's Outpatient Pharmacy Manager, explains. "So it's really important to get them out of patients' homes so that there is not a danger to the community."
The kiosk is located in the hospital's main lobby.