Please Dispose of Medications Properly!

Norway Superintendent Shawn Brown cautions citizens, Do NOT flush or pour unwanted, unused or expired medications down the drain! This includes expired and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. Why Not Flush? Flushed medications can get into our lakes, rivers and streams.  Research has shown that continuous exposure to low levels of medications has altered the behavior and physiology of fish and aquatic organisms. Pharmaceuticals enter our wastewater from a variety of sources including the flushing of unused medications. Long-term exposure to low levels of antibiotics might result in the evolution of, or selection for, drug-resistant microbes and bacteria.
You can return your unused prescription and over the counter medications to Norway PD any time we are open! Bring in your unused drugs any time, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM and we will be happy to dispose of them properly and safely. Thank you!

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