Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Drug Take Back Program

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Drug Take Back Program


The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) hosted its semi-annual Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, September 27th.  Students and faculty members collected over 40 pounds of unused prescription medication.

The event allowed citizens from Clinton and surrounding areas to turn in their unused or expired medications for safe disposal by PCSP.  In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Clinton Department of Public Safety, the Drug Take Back Program was a service that provided a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Having unused and unwanted medications that are not properly disposed of can increase the potential for these medications to be abused and misused because of availability. This service provided by PCSP ensures that medications are not misused or abused, and that they are disposed of in an environmentally appropriate manor.

“This event is typical of the type of service we strive to provide our community,” said Dr. David Eagerton, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at PCSP.  “This was an opportunity to instill in our students that their role goes far beyond the pharmacy counter.  They need to be actively engaged in their communities, serving citizens through outreach events such as this.”