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Marshfield Clinic Health System Adding Medication Collection Kiosks
Friday, May 19th, 2017 -- 7:49 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director

-Marshfield Clinic Health System is making it easier for patients and community members to safely dispose of medication by adding collection kiosks at 14 Marshfield Clinic pharmacy locations across Wisconsin.

The kiosks are part of a partnership between Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan of Wisconsin to help curb prescription drug abuse in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker has declared an opioid epidemic in Wisconsin where in 2015 more people died from opioid overdoses than in vehicle crashes, according to the Department of Health Services. Marshfield Clinic is the first health care system in central, northern and western Wisconsin to offer year-round medication drop boxes.

The kiosks have the added advantage of preventing inappropriate disposal of medications such as flushing them down the toilet, where drugs can pollute drinking water, or throwing them in the trash, where they can be found and used by others. Medsafe kiosks can be found at Marshfield Clinic locations in Marshfield at the main campus and Central Avenue pharmacies; in Eau Claire at the main campus and Oakwood and Riverview centers; and Mosinee, Weston, Wausau, Merrill, Minocqua, Mercer, Ladysmith, Rice Lake and Chippewa Falls centers.

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