Baptist Health Initiates Program to Supply Patients with Drug Disposal Bags

LEXINGTON, KY. (WTVQ) – Effective February 11, patients at Baptist Health Lexington who are prescribed an opioid medication and are enrolled in the hospital’s Meds-to-Beds program are now receiving a drug disposal bag when they are discharged from the hospital.

Once a patient’s pain has been well managed, he or she can place their unused pain medications in the biodegradable bag. When warm water is added to the bag and it is sealed and shaken, the activated carbon in the bag renders the drugs inert and safe for the household trash.

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