IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--That medicine cabinet could use a good spring cleaning, and Next Advanced Medicine is ready to help dispose of those bottles of expired and unused prescription medications as part of the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Next Advanced Medicine, under the direction of founder Candice Hall, D.C., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with staff available to safely collect all unused prescription medications.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, established by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2010, is an event that encourages people to gather up unused and outdated prescriptions and dispose of them properly by surrendering them to medical professionals and law enforcement officials at hundreds of locations throughout the nation.
Prescription medications are vital to saving millions of lives in America, but when expired or unused drugs are not disposed of properly, they can become hazardous for toddlers, teenagers and even family pets. If accidentally ingested, some medications can even be lethal. And since throwing away medicine bottles in the trash or flushing leftover pills down the toilet can be environmental health hazards, the DEA and Next Advanced Medicine invites everyone to spring clean their medicine cabinets.
In light of National Take-Back Day, Dr. Hall and the medical staff at Next Advanced Medicine encourage people to seek out natural approaches to those prescription medications. Working with hundreds of Type 2 diabetes patients, health care providers at Next Advanced Medicine often recommend natural approaches to common prescriptions, like metformin or statins, used for treating high blood sugar and high cholesterol, respectively.
“Bring in your bottles of expired pain meds and we will dispose of them for you, safely,” said Dr. Hall. “And if you’re interested, you can learn more about natural approaches to your current, long-term Type 2 diabetes medications.”
Next Advanced Medicine is located at 4980 Barranca Parkway, Ste. 200 in Irvine, Calif. For more information, call (949) 786-5050, or log on to www.nextadvancedmedicine.com.
About Next Advanced Medicine
An interdisciplinary medical practice in Irvine, Calif., Next Advanced Medicine, under the direction of Candice Hall, D.C., focuses on the treatment and reversal of chronic diseases such as diabetes, and autoimmunity, such as thyroid disease. Unlike traditional medical professionals, the staff at Next Advanced Medicine provide a natural approach for patients who continually suffer from degenerative and chronic health issues. The practice’s team of medical doctors, chiropractors, therapists, physician assistants and licensed nutritionists value their community of patients and strive to be compassionate to those in need.