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Dispose of your medications during Drug Take Back Day

Dispose of your medications during Drug Take Back Day

Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting prescription drugs for disposal to prevent abuse.

The 14th annual program is set for 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. October 28 at the police department, 25637 Michigan Ave. A basic questionnaire may be used to help track drug intake information, but there are no personally identifiable questions and all drop-offs remain anonymous.

Continuing his efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Oregon, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Thursday announced a collection site in Deschutes County for the disposal of excess opioid and prescription medications.

No identification is necessary and no questions will be asked, the release notes.

This is an opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

58th Police Commemoration Day observed across Odisha
Exhorting the police personnel on the occasion, DGP asked them to be prepared to give their best in the service of the people. Over 380 police personnel have laid down their lives while serving the public across the country this year, Home Minister N.

On April 29, the Police Department collected 156 pounds of prescription drugs, which were then destroyed by the DEA in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

The initiative addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue, according to the DEA website. In the 13 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in more than 8.1 million pounds - or more than 4,050 tons - of pills. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, reissue and abuse.

The program is meant to reduce the risk of accidental poisonings and the abuse of prescription drugs, the agencies noted in a news release.

We now know that the usual ways of disposing of unused medicines, like throwing them away or flushing down the toilet, pose a health and safety hazards.

Unwanted prescription pills can also be disposed of year-round at the Morristown Police Department, Lamoille County Sheriff's Department and the Hardwick Police Department.


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