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Free prescription drug take-back Saturday

Free prescription drug take-back Saturday

It's important to dispose of unwanted medications the right way.

Those unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender prescription drugs at any MSP post from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose health and safety hazards, a press release from LCSO said. No sharps, liquids or syringes can be accepted at the drop-off location.

The Cody Police department is giving residents the opportunity to drop off any unused prescription drugs. Medication will be destroyed by TPD.

"The majority of prescription drug abusers say they get their drugs free from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet", he said.

"In Connecticut, the total number of pounds collected a year ago was 8,615 pounds and in MA the count total 27,294 pounds of unused or expired drugs that could have done a lot of harm if they fell into the wrong hands".




President Trump is encouraging Americans to rid their medicine cabinets of leftover prescription drugs by turning them in to designated collection sites on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 28.

- I'm the Journal-World's public safety reporter.

Mount Pleasant: Mount Pleasant Police will accept unwanted or expired prescription medicine at the Wando Crossing Walmart or the Tidewater Pharmacy at 421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The situation has led to renewed focus on a fact of life in many households: There are vast quantities of prescription medications in medicine cabinets, too many of which are outdated. Prescription drug misuse includes taking the drug in a manner other than what is prescribed, taking someone else's prescription, and taking prescription drugs to "get high". An officer will be on hand to assist with the disposing of the unused drugs. "It is also a medication and narcotic disposal program", explained Swanson.

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