Monday, 19 November, 2018

People can dispose of prescription drugs at Indiana State Police posts Saturday

National Drug Takeback Day Set For Saturday Got Unused Prescription Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day
Melissa Porter | 30 October, 2018, 00:39

"These Take-Back Days continue to break records", he said, "with the latest [last spring] taking almost 1 million pounds of prescription drugs off of our streets".

Harrison Police will accept those drugs from 10 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrison City Hall. "Drug addiction and overdose is a serious public health challenge in our Commonwealth and it is more important now than ever that we do everything we can to keep prescription drugs away from children and out of the hands of individuals who could abuse them".

They say the first thing you can do to help is to get rid of any prescription medicine properly.

In the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back event last April, 155 Tennessee law enforcement agencies worked with community partners at 187 participating take back sites to collect more than 20,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering to collect unwanted drugs on October 27. The drop off service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

On Saturday, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office and police departments of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge will join forces with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially risky expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Participants are encouraged to remove labels or black-out information beforehand.

Locally there were drop off locations at Cabrini's Mediplex, and the Alexandria and Pineville Police Departments. Expired drugs may have lost their effectiveness and therefore no longer be a safe and adequate treatment for the conditions for which they were prescribed.