Healthy Living Spotlight: Practicing Medication Safety

April 23, 2021

Medications are often an essential part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions. They can also create a serious risk to your health and the health of others when improperly disposed of or used incorrectly. You can practice safe medication habits by taking these simple steps:

  • Take your medications only as prescribed by your provider, and don’t share them with anyone.
  • Tightly secure the cap on your medicine bottles, and keep medicines in a safe and locked location out of the reach of children and out of sight from friends and visitors.
  • Safely dispose of unused or expired medications by bringing them to a designated medication drop box. The nearest drop box locations in our area:

    • Danville:
      • Danville Police Department – 427 Patton Street
      • Walmart Pharmacy – 515 Mount Cross Road
    • Martinsville:
      • Henry County Sheriff’s Office – 3250 Kings Mountain Road
      • Martinsville Family Pharmacy – 762 E Church Street
      • CVS Pharmacy – 762 E Church Street
      • Walmart Pharmacy – 976 Commonwealth Blvd.

Following these tips will help keep you, your home and our community safe. For more information about safe medication use, visit