Do you have expired or unwanted prescription drugs? Bassett Healthcare has announced Drug Take Back Week is coming up April 22 through April 27 and it's an opportunity to get rid of unused prescriptions at Bassett Healthcare's three pharmacies.

It's important to properly dispose of unused medications to avoid prescription misuse by others and help curb addictions tied to over-the-counter or controlled medication. Plus, it keeps these drugs out of the waste stream where they can cause environmental harm. Never throw away medications in the trash or flush down toilets for that reason.

It's easy to participate, there are kiosks for disposal at pharmacies located at Bassett Hospital, the Foxcare Center and O’Connor Hospital.  Disposal in this way is completely private if meds are left in original containers.  Privacy is always protected.