Get rid of unwanted prescriptions and pills at 'Check the Ex'

Safely dispose of expired and unwanted medications on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Erb Memorial Union Fishbowl Terrace.

In addition to prescription drugs, “Check the Ex” will accept cough and cold medicines, vitamins, ointments, lotions and other over-the-counter products — and even pet medications. Liquids must be in leak-proof containers, and pills must be in a closed container or sealed bag.

Some items that cannot be accepted include inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers and needles.

The annual take-back event is organized by the Office of the Dean of Students in partnership with the UO Police Department.

A prescription dropbox is also located throughout the year inside the University Health Center.